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Taken 20-Dec-12
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Keywords:New Zealand, otago, waikouaiti, coast, coastal, weta, ground, insect, garden, hemiandrus
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Dimensions3135 x 4702
Original file size6.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken20-Dec-12 14:50
Date modified7-Jan-13 22:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/1000 at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2 2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Ground Weta 1

Ground Weta 1

There are over 30 species of ground wētā endemic to New Zealand, in the genus Hemiandrus. They are agile jumpers and feed, mainly on insects at night, returning to spend the daytime in their tunnels in the soil. They enter their tunnels backwards probably to face any intruders.