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  • On Sunday 11 February, volunteers, trustees, iwi representatives and invited dignitaries will watch as up to 100 Cook Strait giant weta (Deinacrida rugosa) are released back into the wild at Wellington’s award-winning Karori Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Deinacrida rugosa are gentle giants - herbivores far less ferocious than the smaller tree weta we find in our garages, gardens and gumboots!

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The world's heaviest insect, the weta or wingless cricket of Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) weighs up to 70 grams and is one of 12 species of Deinacrida, the ancestors of which roamed the Jurassic forests.

    Biological diversity in New Zealand

  • Deinacrida megacephala big-headed flightless cricket, 137

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Deinacrida megacephala, the big-headed flightless cricket.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Weta (Deinacrida, Hemideina) native forest estate Mahakirau

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  • These Weta (Deinacrida, Hemideina) we spotted in the native forest of the Mahakirau estate in

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  • These Weta (Deinacrida, Hemideina) we spotted in the native forest of the Mahakirau estate in Coromandel NZ Nord Island.

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  • Other alpine specialists present in the tussock grasslands and fellfields include the endemic black-eyed gecko (Hoplodactylus kahutarae), New Zealand's only alpine gecko, the vulnerable scree skint (Oligosoma waimatense) and 4 species of giant weta including the Kaikoura giant weta (Deinacrida parva) and the Kaikoura Ranges weta (D. elegans) which can grow to 55 millimeters (mm).

    Richmond temperate forests

  • Kapiti Island now has 10 percent of the national population of takahe (Porphyrio mantelli hochstetteri EN) as well as stitchbirds (Notiomystis cincta VU), North Island kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni EN), long-tailed bats (Chalinolobus tuberculatus VU) and the country's largest population of little spotted kiwi (Apteryx owenii VU), while Mana Island has Cook Strait giant weta (Deinacrida rugosa VU), the endemic McGregor's skink (Cyclodina macgregori VU) and the gold-striped gecko (Hoplodactylus chrysosirecticus).

    Northland temperate forests

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  • Deinacrida (terrible cricket) is the genus of giant wetas. Deinós = fearful, terrible, awful; akrídos is the genitive (possessive) case of akrís, which = 1. grasshopper, locust; 2. cricket.

    Visual.

    December 4, 2011