What is a Weta?

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We chose our company name after an insect, a very cool, prickly little monster, unique to New Zealand.

There are about 70 insect species of Weta throughout New Zealand. The Giant Weta has a body length up to 10cm (4 in) and weighs about 20-30g, among the largest and heaviest insects in the world.

The Maori language name of the Giant Weta is ‘weta punga' (lumpy or joined weta), a name that is sometimes rendered in English-language sources as ‘god of ugly things'.

 

 


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