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  • Hand holding a tusked wētā (Motuweta isolata).
    Rights: Chris Winks, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research Published 22 November 2016 Size: 290 KB Referencing Hub media

    Male wētā use their tusks to spar with male competitors. This tusked wētā is one of the larger wētā, it is the Motuweta isolata found on Mercury Island. The largest of the giant wētā is the Deinacrida heteracantha, found only on Little Barrier Island.

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