Family: Carabidae    Subfamily: Broscinae    Tribe: Broscini
Genus and species:

An endemic genus and species, which may be an offshoot of Mecodema or Metaglymma. The very large predatory carabid of the upper strand line of the shore and sand dunes around New Zealand where it burrows th...

Mecodema allani and Mecodema laterale are very similar, have similar habitats primarily within Nothofagus forest yet are separated only by a short portion of the Southern Alps

Although the original specimens on which the species is based are recorded from Hanmer [Springs] (North Canterbury), it has not been found there since. It is present and relatively common in South Canterbury and it is st...

An uncommon species in the Nothofagus forests of central and southern Fiordland. One of the few species that is virtually confined to an already reserved area and habitat (Fiordland National Park).

One of the largest (33 - 38 mm) carabid beetles in New Zealand. Considered rare if not endangered, It is found in the drier western parts of Otago and northern Southland where it lives in both forest remnant and undistur...

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There are more than 70 species in this endemic genus. Most have large bodies and are in small isolated populations. Thus a few are considered rare, even endangered.

A Banks Peninsula endemic similar to but larger (25 - 32 mm) than M. oregoides. It is also a little more common but is now restricted to larger forest reserves on the Peninsula. It used to be common under the lar...

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A rare carabid of central Otago. Very few specimens are known and populations are quite unknown. The species is considered endangered.

A rare species of North Canterbury and Nelson

Widespread in the western portions of Southland, Otago and southern Canterbury. Favours the drier montane habitats.

A Banks Peninsula endemic of small size (15 - 17 mm). It is seldom seen now (2014) and could be considered rare if not endangered. Its known distribution on the peninsula suggests that it prefers the forest soils of the ...

Known from a number of very isolated localities in the Southern Alps north of Rakaia River. Its populations could be quite small, especially the southernmost ones.

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A South Canterbury and North Otago species.

Metaglymma is endemic to the dry southern half of the South Island and comprises at present three species and each has synonyms which may yet need to be reinstated as separate species. Like its relatives Mecode...

A typical dryland Canterbury species, although there are two records whose sites and habitats need to be confirmed. Tolerant of relatively undisturbed land in agricultural and urban environments.

A Central Otago species.