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Hemideina broughi Buller

West Coast Bush Weta (Hemideina broughi)

The West Coast Bush Weta is an about 8,5 cm large, rather aggressive weta species.

The species is endemic to the northwest part of New Zealand’s South Island, where it can be found at elevations of up to 1100 m in old, and partly hollowed southern beeches, namely tawhai raunui (Fuscospora fusca (Hook. f.) Heenan & Smissen) resp. tawhai rauriki (Fuscospora cliffortioides (Hook. f.) Heenan & Smissen).

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Photo: Dr. Paddy Ryan; by courtesy of Dr. Paddy Ryan

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edited: 03.03.2016