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Cook Strait Giant Weta

Deinacrida rugosa


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


Normally found in grassland, scrubland and forest edges.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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

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