Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

The insects you don't usually see

Tree weta

Tree weta

  • You usually have to go into the bush to find the native species.
  • About 18,000 of these live in New Zealand and nowhere else in the world!
  • Just as New Zealand has special birds like the kiwi, it has special insects like the giant wētā and the giraffe weevil, that are found only here.
  • and there is much more out there to be discovered . . . !