Kōrero: 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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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10050494
Photograph by Gregory H. Sherley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Marris, 'Beetles - Habitats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14378/moehau-stag-beetle (accessed 29 October 2021)

He kōrero nā John Marris, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007