Editorial: Enduring winter

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  • John Leader

Abstract

With winter approaching and even sunny Blenheim exposed to quite serious cold overnight, it is a good time to reflect on the effect of low temperatures on insects, in particular the eponymous title of this publication. The montane weta. Hemideina maori, is widespread throughout the South Island, and as is well known, the colony living above 4000 feet on the Rock and Pillar Range in Otago reach a prodigious size. Sadly this beautiful insect has come under severe pressure from people and possums, and it is no longer easy to find a male, together with his harem of three or four females under a slab of schist.

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Published

2011-07-01

How to Cite

[1]
Leader, J. 2011. Editorial: Enduring winter. The Wētā. 41, (Jul. 2011), 1–3.

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