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Cook Strait Giant Weta

Deinacrida rugosa

Description:

I think this is a Cook Strait Giant Weta - certainly, it was larger than any other Weta that I've seen and they are found on Somes Island. It was about the right size. The Cook Strait Giant Weta is one of the largest insects in the World. They can reach up to 7cm (2.8in) in length

Habitat:

Normally found in grassland, scrubland and forest edges.

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AndyNewman
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AndyNewman

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 15, 2006
Submitted on Nov 21, 2011

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