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    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.

    New Zealand Weta

    This is a nice fat female. You can see her long ovipositor in the background.

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    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.

    Dave

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