The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Deinacrida tibiospina Salmon, 1950

Mount Arthur giant weta



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1950

Rediscovered in 1984



New Zealand












Original scientific description:

Salmon, J. T. (1950). A revision of the New Zealand wetas Anostostominae (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae). Dominion Museum Records in Entomology 1: 121-177.


Other references:

Gibbs, G. W. (1999). Four new species of giant weta, Deinacrida (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae: Deinacridinae) from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 29(4): 307-324.

Meads, M. J. (1989). The conservation status of the giant weta (Deinacrida tibiospina) in Northwest Nelson. D.S.I.R. Ecology Division Report no. 21. D.S.I.R. Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Trewick, Steve, Johns, Peter, Hitchmough, Rod, Rolfe, Jeremy and Stringer, Ian. (2016). Conservation status of New Zealand Orthoptera, 2014. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 16. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 15 pp.


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