Story: Beetles

Huhu beetle (2nd of 2)

Huhu beetle

The huhu beetle (Prionoplus reticularis) is one of New Zealand’s largest and heaviest beetles, reaching 5 centimetres in length. These beetles have a noisy, erratic flight. They do not eat, and live for only a couple of weeks.

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Photograph by Rod Morris

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John Marris, 'Beetles - What is a beetle?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14356/huhu-beetle (accessed 14 December 2019)

Story by John Marris, published 24 Sep 2007