It is sadly dead
One of the largest insects in the world, D. rugosa is endemic to New Zealand and exists only on small offshore islands or within mainland ecosanctuaries. Family: Anostostomatidae
Live about three years. Can grow by armour plates separating .
3 years to grow
This dead female giant weta found on the footpath in the sanctuary.
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.