Kōrero: Mountains

Giant wētā (2 o 3)

Giant wētā

This wētā (Deinacrida elegans) is found only in the Kaikōura Ranges, in the north-east of the South Island. It is very noticeable, with red legs and a brown abdomen. Wētā live in narrow crevices on steep rock cliffs.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048967
Photograph by P. R. Clerke

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Andy Dennis, 'Mountains - Alpine plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14321/giant-weta (accessed 21 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Andy Dennis, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 2 Feb 2017