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25th December 2011, 10:37 AM
New Zealand Weta
An insect native to NZ. We found 9 on these guys in our garden umbrella today. They are about 2 to 3 inches long in the body and measure about 6 inches from the feeler tips to the ovipositor tip at the rear end.
This is a nice fat female. You can see her long ovipositor in the background.
25th December 2011, 11:36 AM
Re: New Zealand Weta
Great photo Mark, of a wonderful looking beast.
I find the background a bit distracting, but I've just read about Weta on Wikipedia and I guess you did not want to pick it up and move it elsewhere.