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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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10032253
Photograph by Rod Morris

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

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 29 February 2020)

He kōrero nā George Gibbs, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007