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May 7, 2007, 11:20:28 AM
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Male New Zealand Tree Weta by carterr Male New Zealand Tree Weta by carterr
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New Zealand Tree weta, sometimes known as the bush weta and is the most common type of weta and usually makes its home in the holes of trees. Males are quite aggressive and will fight other males. It hisses and bites when threatened. Has a varied diet and will eat both plants and other insects. Male wetas are popular with the females - one male will have up to 10 females living with him!!

The Weta has a huge head! What makes it big is the mandible - lower jaw that is used for biting and crushing food.


This male was shot this morning with my 100mm Macro Lens. I actually like the critters, simply because they are so ugly. They get a lot of bad press because of this, but they're actually harmless - the bite can be painful but it's not dangerous.
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midnightgem Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
"one male will have up to 10 females living with him!!"
Really? I didn't know that 0.o
Haha, pimp insect :XD: -has a shoe thrown at me-
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carterr Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
LOL - yeah - lucky aren't they :)
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midnightgem Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
:D
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Forneus0Vaddmaiar Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
You`re right, It`s quite ugly ((:
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carterr Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
But still beautiful in my eyes ;)
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JobobArikan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
they batter up nicely!
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:iconcarterr:
carterr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Ugh - have you tried?
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JobobArikan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
naw just being a smart arse!
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carterr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
LOL - I'd love to try them - will try anything once :)
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JigsawGurl Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
They are evil phookers!...had one in my gumboot once:O_o:
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