Deinacrida elegans Gibbs, 1999:315

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1957

Rediscovered in 1988

 

Distribution

South Island, New Zealand

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

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.

 

Other references:

Gibbs, G. (1994). The Demon Grasshoppers. New Zealand Geographic 21: 90-117.

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.

van Wyngaarden, Frans. (1995). The ecology of the Tekapo ground weta (Hemiandrus new sp.; Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae) and recommendations for the conservation of a threatened close relative. Unpublished thesis. [automatic download]

 

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