Cave weta, Paparoa National Park

A cave weta in Metro cave. Wetas are not the most popular creatures. The giant species of weta is the world's largest insect by weight... which doesn't help. Some of them can bite, but generally they prefer rotten wood to people. This little guy is about 10cm across.

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