Kōrero: Wētā

Tusked wētā

Tusked wētā

Three species of tusked wētā are known in New Zealand. The largest, pictured here, is restricted to a tiny island in the Mercury Islands group, off the Coromandel coast. Males use their tusks for fighting.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10043265
Photograph by Brett Robertson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

George Gibbs, 'Wētā - Other wētā', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9718/tusked-weta (accessed 4 April 2020)

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