We found a pair mating on the grass - the female was on top and the male was below. This is the female.
Cook Strait giant weta, on Tauhinu bush (Cassinia/Ozothamnus). Somes Island.
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.