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Wētā punga (giant wētā)

Wētā punga (giant wētā)

This is the wēta punga (Cook Strait giant wētā). All wētā were considered repulsive, and the wētā punga especially so – it was named after the ‘ugly god’ Punga.

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Reference: In0451Mrt.Tif
Photograph by John Marris

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Bradford Haami, 'Ngārara – reptiles - Punga and his descendants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Sep 2007