Megadromus alternus

Carabidae  : Harpalinae  : Pterostichini

A species found only in the Mackenzie Basin but is far more widespread there than the other local endemic Megadromus omaramae. It also occurs in a wide variety of vegetation types: from dry Nothofagus forest, through matagouri-Aciphylla shrubland on very stony soils to old tussock on loess. It is not tolerant of the results of intensive farming practices which are becoming very extensive in the Basin.

Text updated: 22/01/2007