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14. Mecodema bullatum* Lewis 1902, T., xxxiv, p. 202.

Mecodema intricatum* Broun 1903, A. (7), xi, p. 451 (new synonymy).

Fig. 46. Length: 23–28 mm. This species is easily distinguished by the catenulate 3rd, 5th and 7th elytral intervals. The holotype of M. intricatum bears the label “synon 3470,” from which it is clear that Broun had recognised that his species was synonymous with M. bullatum. Colour: black. Head: frons transversely wrinkled in the middle, longitudinally wrinkled at the sides; vertex irregularly punctured and wrinkled but without transverse depression. Pronotum: sides each with 12 setiferous punctures; disc transversely wrinkled, apex and base longitudinally wrinkled and faintly punctured; sides strongly curved outwards and slightly sinuate before the basal angles which are obtuse and blunt. Elytra: faintly and irregularly impressed and finely punctured, the punctures separated by 4 or 5 times their diameters; intervals 1, 3, 5 and 7 about 1 ½ times as wide as intervals, 2, 4, 6 and 8 and more convex; intervals 1, 3, 5 and 7 are broken

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Fig. 1—Diglymma marginale Broun.
Fig. 2—Mccodema punctellum Broun.
Fig. 3—Mecodema dux sp.n.
Fig. 4—Mecodema proximus sp.n.
Fig. 5—Mecodema litoreum Broun.

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Fig. 6—Mecodema lateralc Broun.
Fig. 7—Mecodema validum Broun.
Fig. 8—Mecodema imprcssum Castelnau.
Fig. 9—Mecodema, laeviceps Broun.
Fig. 10—Mecodema gourlayi sp.n.

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Fig. 11—Mecodema, nitidum Broun. Fig. 12—Mecodema persculptum Broun.
Fig. 13—Mecodema longicolle Broun. Fig. 14—Mecodema pluto sp.n.
Fig. 15—Metaglymma tibiale (Castelnau).

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Fig. 16—Mecodema strictum sp.n. Fig. 17—Mecodema metallicum Sharp.
Fig. 18—Mecodema punctatum (Castelnau). Fig. 19—Mecodema rugiceps Sharp.
Fig. 20—Mecodema florae sp.n.

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Fig. 21—Oregus inaegualis Castelnau.
Fig. 22—Oregus aereus White.
Fig. 23—Mouth-parts of Oregus aereus White.
Fig. 24—Aedeagus, Oregus aereus White.
Fig. 25—Aedeagus, Oregus inaequalis Castelnau.
Fig. 26—Diglymma clivinoides (Castelnau).
Fig. 27—Mecodema clongatum Castelnau.
Fig. 28—Mecodema morio (Castelnau).
Fig. 29—Diglymma obtusum Broun.
Fig. 30—Metaglymma tibiale (Castelnau).
Fig. 31—Metaglymma aberrans Putzeys.
Fig. 32—Metaglymma monilifer Bates.

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Fig. 33—Mecodema quoinense Broun. Fig. 34—Mecodema lucidum Castelnau. Fig. 35—Mecodema huttense Broun. Fig. 30—Mecodema, o'connori Broun. Fig. 37—Mecodema hector sp.n. Fig. 38—Mecodema constrictum Broun. Fig. 39—Mecodema fulgidum Broun. Fig. 40—Mecodema alternates Castelnau. Fig. 41—Mecodema hudsoni Broun

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Fig. 42—Mecodema lewisi Broun. Fig. 43—Mecodema howitti Castelnau. Fig. 44—Mecodema costellum Broun. Fig. 45—Mecodema gordonense Broun. Fig. 46—Mecodema bullatum Broun. Fig. 47—Mecodema litoreum Broun. Fig. 48—Mecodema rectolineatum Castelnau. Fig. 49—Mecodema, sculpturatum Blanchard. Fig. 50—Mecodema ducale Sharp. Fig. 51—Mecodema crenaticolle Redtenbacher. Fig. 52—Mecodema crenicolle Castelnau. Fig. 53—Mecodema laterale Broun. Fig. 54—Mecodema allani Fairburn.

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Fig. 55—Mecodema simplex Castelnau. Fig. 56—Mecodema validum Broun. Fig. 57—Mecodema o'connori Broun. Fig. 58—Mecodema hector sp.n. Fig. 59—Mecodema spinifer Broun. Fig. 60—Mecodema lucidum Castelnau. Fig. 61—Mecodema impressum Castelnau. Fig. 62—Mecodema huttense Broun. Fig. 63—Mecodema dux sp.n. Fig. 64—Mecodema fulgidum Broun. Fig. 65—Mecodema constrictum Broun. Fig. 66—Mecodema rex sp.n.

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Fig. 67—Mecodema alternans Castelnau. Fig. 68—Mecodema rugiceps Sharp. Fig. 69—Mecodema nitidum Broun. Fig. 70—Mecodema punctatum (Castelnau). Fig. 71—Mecodema proximus sp.n. Fig. 72—Mecodema strictum sp.n. Fig. 73—Mecodema persculptum Broun. Fig. 74—Mecodema longicolle Broun. Fig. 75—Mecodema metallicum Sharp. Fig. 76—Mecodema florae sp.n. Fig. 77—Mecodema infimate Broun. Fig. 78—Mecodema morio (Castelnau). Fig. 79—Mecodema clongatum Castelnau. Fig. 80—Mecodema occiputale Broun. Fig. 81—Brullea antarctica Castelnau. Fig. 81a—Mctaglymma tibiale (Castelnau).

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Fig. 82—Mecodema lewisi Broun
Fig. 83—Mecodema costipenne Broun
Fig. 84—Mecodema chiltoni Broun
Fig. 85—Mecodema costellum Broun

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Fig. 86—Mecodema gordonense Broun
Fig. 87—Mecodema howitti Cast.
Fig. 88—Mecodema rectolineatum Cast.
Fig. 89—Mecodema sculpturatum Blanch.

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Fig. 90—Mecodema sculpturatum Blanch. van. puncticolle Broun
Fig. 91—Mecodema ducale Sharp
Fig. 92—Mecodema crenaticolle Redt.
Fig. 93—Mecodema crenicolle Cast.

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Fig. 94—Mecodema allani Fairburn
Fig. 95—Mecodema quoineuse Broun
Fig. 96—Mecodema simplex Cast
Fig. 97—Mecodema validum Broun

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Fig. 98—Mecodema o'connori Broun
Fig. 99—Mecodema hector sp.n.
Fig. 100—Mecodema spinifer Broun
Fig. 101—Mecodema lucidum Cast.

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Fig. 102—Mecodema politanum Broun
Fig. 103—Mecodema impressum Cast.
Fig. 104—Mecodema gourlayi sp.n.
Fig. 105—Mecodema laeviceps Broun

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Fig. 106—Mecodema fulgidum Broun
Fig. 107—Mecodema rex sp.n.
Fig. 108—Mecodema alternans Cast
Fig. 109—Mecodema trailli Broun

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Fig. 110—Mecodema angustulum Sharp
Fig. 111—Mecodema rugiceps Sharp
Fig. 112—Mecodema striatum Broun
Fig. 113—Mecodema femorale Broun

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Fig. 114—Mecodema infimate Lewis
Fig. 115—Mecodema minax sp.n.
Fig. 116—Mecodema morio Cast.
Fig. 117—Mecodema elongatum Cast.

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Fig. 118—Mecodema occiputale Broun
Fig. 119—Mecodema atrox sp.n.
Fig. 120—Mecodema curvidens Broun
Fig. 121—Mecodema oregoide Broun

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Fig. 122—Mecodema sulcatum Sharp
Fig. 123—Mecodema oblongum Broun
Fig. 124—Mecodema monilifer Bates
Fig. 125—Brullea antarctica Cast

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into irregular lengths by the depressions in which the setiferous punctures are set. Microsculpture: absent except in the depressions and wrinkles, where it is faint, isodiametric. Ventral surface: prosternum distinctly punctured at the sides, the punctures separated by 1–4 diameters; proepisterna closely punctured, the punctures separated by 1–2 diameters; pronotal epipleurae punctured; mesepisterna closely punctured and wrinkled; mesosternum, sides of the metacoxae and first three abdominal segments faintly punctured.

Type in the Dominion Museum, Wellington.

South Island. Otago: Puysegur (Sandager); Te Oneroa; Lake Te Anau, 1 ex.; Hump Ridge, Okaka, 3,500 ft., 28.xii.10 (A. Philpott), 1 ex.; Colac Bay, 1 ex.; Tuatapere, nr. Invercargill (J. H. Lewis), 1 ex.