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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mike68lusk

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February 8, 2016

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Description

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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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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paloma

Date

December 6, 2015 02:44 PM PST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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maraeroa

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December 8, 2015 11:33 AM NZDT

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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enviro15

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December 7, 2015 12:13 PM NZDT

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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stjosephsnelson

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November 17, 2015 04:03 PM NZDT

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It is sadly dead

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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rangatahi2015

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November 12, 2015 08:48 AM NZDT

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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kaiti

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November 2, 2015 03:26 PM NZDT

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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woodleigh

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June 16, 2015 07:59 AM NZST

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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laverymike

Date

May 14, 2015 12:07 PM NZST

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Description

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

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Cook Strait Giant Weta Deinacrida rugosa

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paremata3

Date

May 5, 2015 11:59 AM NZST

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Live about three years. Can grow by armour plates separating .

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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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3 years to grow

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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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