Story: Te aitanga pepeke – the insect world

Whakapapa of insects

Whakapapa of insects

This whakapapa (genealogical chart) shows Tūteāhuru and Hinepeke as the parents of insects, along with vermin and lizards. All creatures in the natural world have traditions and whakapapa that describe their origins.

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Bradford Haami, 'Te aitanga pepeke – the insect world - What is te aitanga pepeke?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/whakapapa/12607/whakapapa-of-insects (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Sep 2007