Cook Strait giant weta, on Tauhinu bush (Cassinia/Ozothamnus). Somes Island.
collected for translocation to Cape Kidnappers Sanctuary Hawkes Bay
Weta found dead on Matiu/Somes island track.
Deinacrida rugosa, commonly called the Cook Strait giant weta, is a species of insect in the family Anostostomatidae. The scientific name "Deinacrida" means "terrible grasshopper" and "rugosa" means "wrinkled". It is endemic to New Zealand.