Kōrero: Insects – overview

Huhu beetle (1 o 3)

Huhu beetle

Huhu beetles are common in native and exotic forests, where their larvae feed on rotting wood. They are one of New Zealand’s larger beetles, with a body length of 5 centimetres. Adults cannot eat, and live for only two weeks. In this time they mate, and females seek out fallen logs or dead branches where they can deposit their eggs.

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George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - In the bush', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10074/huhu-beetle (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007