Kōrero: Wētā

Cave wētā

Cave wētā

These mating cave wētā are on Tiritiri Matangi Island in the Hauraki Gulf. During mating males pass packets of sperm (spermatophores) to the female. Many cave wētā species are not found in caves as their common name would suggest; rather, they live in the forest.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10055620
Photograph by Paul Schilov

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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/9719/cave-weta (accessed 1 April 2020)

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