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Ground beetle distribution

Ground beetle distribution

This map shows the number of ground beetle species found in different parts of the country in 2004. Ground beetles (family Carabidae) are widely distributed throughout New Zealand. Of the 299 species living in the South Island, 209 are found nowhere else. Of the 201 North Island species, 111 species occur only there. Ninety species live on both islands.

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John Marris, 'Beetles - New Zealand’s beetles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/14366/ground-beetle-distribution (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007