Story: Beetles

Moehau stag beetle

Moehau stag beetle

This stag beetle (Geodorcus sp. ‘Moehau’) is only known from Mt Moehau on the Coromandel Peninsula, where it lives in moist patches under rocks and rotting logs. It is relatively large (2.3–2.7 centimetres long), and being flightless, is vulnerable to rats.

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John Marris, 'Beetles - Habitats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007