collected for translocation to Cape Kidnappers Sanctuary Hawkes Bay
Weta found dead on Matiu/Somes island track.
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 .
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.