Ecological observations of Cook Strait giant wētā, Deinacrida rugosa (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae), on Matiu/Somes Island

  • Corinne Watts
  • Danny Thornburrow
  • Ian Stringer

Abstract

Cook Strait giant wētā, Deinacrida rugosa Buller (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae), is a large insect that became restricted to Mana Island, Stephens Island, and the Trio Islands in Cook Strait following the arrival of rodent predators with European settlers. The original pre-European distribution of this wētā is unknown, although specimens were collected from Whanganui in 1871 and Kapiti Island before 1937.

Published
2017-08-22
How to Cite
WATTS, Corinne; THORNBURROW, Danny; STRINGER, Ian. Ecological observations of Cook Strait giant wētā, Deinacrida rugosa (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae), on Matiu/Somes Island. The Weta, [S.l.], v. 51, p. 11-19, aug. 2017. Available at: <http://publications.ento.org.nz/index.php/weta/article/view/159>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2017.
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