Subject: Winged Weta
Geographic location of the bug: Ramarama , pukekohe
Time: 07:07 PM EDT
We believe this is a winged Weta. Question is it harmful to native insects / Weta’s ? To kill or not to kill ?
How you want your letter signed: Regards, marion Van Dijk.
We believe this is a Raspy Cricket in the family Gryllacrididae. Though we could not locate any images from New Zealand, there are numerous examples from Australia, including on the Brisbane Insect site. We are confused why you would even be inquiring about killing it from our site. We promote tolerance, not eradication.