Story: Te aitanga pepeke – the insect world

Insect stages

Māori were close observers of nature. This table gives examples of the Māori names for different stages in the life cycles of some insects.

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Source: David Miller, ‘The insect people of the Maori.’ Journal of the Polynesian Society 61 (1952): 1–61

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Bradford Haami, 'Te aitanga pepeke – the insect world - Insects and canoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Sep 2007