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Megalodontes Latreille, 1802
TARPA Fabricius, 1804
If any member of this genus was ever present in England, then only Megalodontes cephalotes seems at all likely: according to Leach (1817) and Stephens (1835) , found near Bristol and Plymouth. See Taeger (2002) for current taxonomy. of the genus.
Species of Megalodontes removed from the British and Irish list:
[ Megalodontes panzeri (Leach, 1817), Megalodontes plagiocephalus (Fabricius, 1804)] Up to three separate Megalodontes species have at times been considered to have been present in England. Neither Megalodontes panzeri nor Megalodontes plagiocephalus , on the basis of their currently known distributions and habitat requirements, probably ever occurred in the British Isles.