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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waiopehulevin

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November 29, 2016 01:13 PM TOT

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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area1randwick

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November 23, 2016 01:52 PM TOT

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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absoluteandy

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September 19, 2016

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We found a pair mating on the grass - the female was on top and the male was below. This is the female.

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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khandallah

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June 16, 2016 11:25 AM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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khandallah

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June 15, 2016 10:59 AM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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wellingtonsda

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June 3, 2016 11:26 AM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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wellingtonsda

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June 3, 2016 11:04 AM NZST

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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

Description

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

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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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