Story: Insects – overview

Giant wētā

Giant wētā

This Poor Knights Island wētā (Deinacridia fallai) belongs to the robust-bodied group of wētā that has powerful hind legs and are known as giant wētā.

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Photograph by Rod Morris

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George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - Unique species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 February 2024)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007