Kōrero: Wētā

Wētāpunga (giant wētā)

Wētāpunga (giant wētā)

The wētāpunga or Little Barrier Island wētā belongs to the Anostostomatidae family – a group of large-bodied wētā. This female has raised her spiny hind legs in a defensive stance.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10034497
Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

George Gibbs, 'Wētā - What is a wētā?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9709/wetapunga-giant-weta (accessed 12 July 2020)

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