Megacolabus sculpturatus Broun, 1893

Akaroa weevil



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1893 or before



Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype (source).






Original scientific description:

Broun, T. (1893). Manual of the New Zealand Coleoptera. Parts V, VI, VII. Wellington: New Zealand Institute.


Other references:

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

Leschen, Richard 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.

Molloy, J. and Davis, A. (1994). Setting priorities for the conservation of New Zealand’s threatened plants and animals. 2nd edition. Collated by C. Tisdall. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 64 pp.

Pawson, S. M. and Emberson, R. M. (2000). The conservation status of invertebrates in Canterbury. Conservation Advisory Science Notes No. 320, Department of Conservation, Wellington. 16 pp.

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.


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