Kōrero: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Coromandel fauna: tusked wētā (3 o 4)

Coromandel fauna: tusked wētā

The largest of the three species of tusked wētā in New Zealand is found in the Mercury Islands. The tusks are used by males for fighting.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10043265
Photograph by Brett Robertson

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Climate, plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30368/coromandel-fauna-tusked-weta (accessed 14 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016