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

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    • Cook Strait giant weta
  • Scientific Names
    • Deinacrida rugosa

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Recent observations

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Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa

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room52

Date

November 5, 2014 06:26 PM NZDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

3 years to grow

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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mfpaul

Date

October 25, 2014

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Description

This dead female giant weta found on the footpath in the sanctuary.

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zealandia

Date

September 25, 2014 11:18 AM NZST

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Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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zealandia3

Date

September 4, 2014 11:20 AM NZST

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zealandia1

Date

July 1, 2014 05:21 PM NZST

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Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa

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john_barkla

Date

January 1, 1994

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Description

Year and month correct but actual date uncertain

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Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa

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bernardsmith

Date

May 14, 2014

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Description

found amongst trap boxes, a colleague believes it is a second instar, around 3 weeks old

scale is millimetres

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Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa

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tony_wills

Date

January 20, 2010

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Cook Strait giant wētā released into Karori Sanctuary/Zealandia 20 Jan 2010 (transfered from Somes Island I think)

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Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa

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anna-nz

Date

July 20, 2013 10:54 AM NZST

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Description

Found behind the recycling bin in one of the houses on Somes Island!

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Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa

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mark2-nz

Date

September 1, 2011

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cordyceps

Date

November 5, 2012 11:05 PM NZDT

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Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa

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bastian

Date

December 10, 2008

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(Somewhere...)
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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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Conservation Summary

    No range data available.