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

Authors

  • 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.

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2017-08-22

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Watts, C., Thornburrow, D. and Stringer, I. 2017. Ecological observations of Cook Strait giant wētā, <i>Deinacrida rugosa</i> (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae), on Matiu/Somes Island. The Wētā. 51, (Aug. 2017), 11–19.

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