Ground beetle find

We found a really cool ground beetle in Hagley Park yesterday. None of these photos do it justice. It’s even cooler in real life.

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We think the species is Megadromus antarcticus.

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There is a guide to New Zealand ground beetles here. The Fauna of New Zealand Series No. 60 also covers this species.

NatureWatchNZ shows a fairly small number and area of observations of this particular species.

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