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Mike Meads
Forgotten Fauna

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Stephens Island giant weta
Deinacrida rugosa

Of all the wetas, the Stephens Island giant weta is by far the most docile. It neither bites, jumps, nor stings, and its only defence is to kick sharply with its back legs.

Deinacrida heteracantha


2 other photos from LBI. They were not in the book, they came from the web somewhere:


Kaikoura weta
Deinacrida parva



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