Globally Vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Deinacrida rugosa
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    • Cook Strait Giant Weta

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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ngaio

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May 9, 2016 11:17 AM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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zealandia

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April 28, 2016 10:28 AM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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zealandia

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April 28, 2016 10:09 AM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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brandonint

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April 14, 2016 11:38 AM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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dougalt

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February 6, 2009

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Cook Strait giant weta, on Tauhinu bush (Cassinia/Ozothamnus). Somes Island.

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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oakuranp

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April 7, 2016 02:49 PM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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porirua

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April 7, 2016 11:47 AM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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akerunga

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April 5, 2016 12:13 PM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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parnell1

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April 4, 2016 02:54 PM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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msarmishaw

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March 9, 2016 11:57 AM NZDT

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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mike68lusk

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February 8, 2016

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collected for translocation to Cape Kidnappers Sanctuary Hawkes Bay
Male smaller

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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August 10, 2015

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Weta found dead on Matiu/Somes island track.

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

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