Mecodema punctellum Broun, 1921:596

Stephens Island weevil (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1931 (Gibbs, 1999)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


Searches for this species were made in the years 1961, 1971, 1974 to 1976, 1981, 1990, 1996 and 1997 (World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 1996).



Stephens Island, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Broun, T. (1921). Descriptions of new genera and species of Coleoptera. Part VII. Bulletin of the New Zealand Institute 1: 475-665.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Britton, E. B. (1949). The Carabidae (Coleoptera) of New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 77: 533-581.

Gibbs, G.W. 1999. Four new species of giant weta, Deinacrida (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae: Deinacridinae) from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 29(4): 307-324.

Gibbs, G. W. and Allen, J. (1990). Conservation status of Stephens Island invertebrates. Contract report, Section B, File SC0147. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Hitchmough, R. A., Bull, L. and Cromarty, P. (compilers). (2007). New Zealand Threat Classification System lists—2005. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 194 pp.

Leschen, R. A. B., Marris, J. W. M., Emberson, R. M., Nunn, J., Hitchmough, R. A. and Stringer, I. A. N. (2012). The conservation status of New Zealand Coleoptera. New Zealand Entomologist 35(2): 91-98.

McGuinness, C. A. (2001). The Conservation Requirements of New Zealand’s Nationally Threatened Invertebrates. Threatened Species occasional publication. 20. New Zealand Department of Conservation, Biodiversity Recovery Unit, Wellington, New Zealand.

Stringer, I. A. N. and Hitchmough, R. A. (2012). Assessing the conservation status of New Zealand’s native terrestrial invertebrates. New Zealand Entomologist 35(2): 77-84.

Townsend, J. I. (1997). Checklist of Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast Carabidae: an annotated list of Carabidae recorded from Nelson/Marlborough and West Coast conservancies. Nelson/ Marlborough Conservancy Occasional Publication No. 29, Department of Conservation, Nelson, 19 pp.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Mecodema punctellum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T12922A3398669. Accessed on 18 June 2022.


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