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Distribution and conservation status of ground weta, Hemiandrus species (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae)

  title={Distribution and conservation status of ground weta, Hemiandrus species (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae)},
  • Published 2001
  • Biology

FORUM ARTICLE When is it coevolution? The case of ground wētā and fleshy fruits in New Zealand

It is found that although ground wētā consume fruits from Gaultheria depressa and G. antipoda, they do not do so in a way that would suggest they had coevolved as dispersers with these or other New Zealand plants (Coprosma, Muehlenbeckia, Leucopogon).

Reproductive Behavior of Ground Weta (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae): Drumming Behavior, Nuptial Feeding, Post-copulatory Guarding and Maternal Care

Observations of mating and post-mating behavior of several Hemiandrus species with short ovipositors indicate that ground weta are excellent systems for examining behavioral and ecological questions about the evolution of complex signals, as well as the development of maternal and paternal investment.

A preliminary survey of altitudinal variation in two ground wētā species, Hemiandrus maculifrons (Walker) and Hemiandrus pallitarsis (Walker) (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae)

Investigation of two species of ground wētā in the Moehau Ecological Area found no evidence of intraspecific variation in body size with altitude, and appear well suited to further investigations into aspects associated with factors that influence body size, distributional range shifts and climate change.

New Zealand ground wētā (Anostostomatidae: Hemiandrus): descriptions of two species with notes on their biology

Abstract Although the New Zealand ground wētā (Anostostomatidae: Hemiandrus) are widespread and abundant, little has been described of their ecology and behaviour. Within the genus several lineages

Morphology, phylogeography and drumming behaviour of a New Zealand ground weta, Hemiandrus pallitarsis : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Conservation Biology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

This dissertation aims to provide a history of Hemiandrus pallitarsis in New Zealand and its role in the animal kingdom and investigates the role of New Zealand ground weta in that history and systematics.

Sexual selection on a female copulatory device in an insect with nuptial gifts

Test the hypothesis that the accessory organ is a sexually selected device in Hemiandrus pallitarsis by measuring the female Bateman gradient and directional sexual selection on theAccessory organ (female mating frequency estimated from microsatellite analysis of offspring and/or stored sperm).

A new species of large Hemiandrus ground wētā (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae) from North Island, New Zealand.

A new species of Hemiandrus ground wētā is described from North Island, New Zealand that is larger and more brightly coloured than other species in the region, but appears to be scarce and restricted to remnant native forest habitat.

When host-plant resistance to a pest leads to higher plant damage

Endophyte-infected grasses can sustain high plant losses when attacked by an orthopteran insect in the absence of an alternative food source, which contrasts other endophyte/herbivory experiments in which high herbivory occurs because chemical plant defences are at a low concentration or the endophytes have other non-toxin roles in the plant.

The effects of squid-baiting pitfall traps for sampling wētā (Orthoptera) and other ground-dwelling forest invertebrates

The higher catches obtained with squid-baiting, suggests this may be a useful modification to increase sampling rates, which is valuable where sampling effort is logistically constrained such as on islands or other remote study sites.

Identifying plant DNA in the faeces of a generalist insect pest to inform trap cropping strategy

Results indicate that effectively mitigating wētā damage to vines requires the use of a diverse mix of plant species for trap cropping as wēTā seem to be highly generalist in their feeding behaviour even when plant diversity is relatively low.



The Gondwanaland Weta: Family Anostostomatidae (formerly in Stenopelmatidae, Henicidae or Mimnermidae): Nomenclatural Problems, World Checklist, New Genera and Species

The ensiferan family Anostostomatidae, formerly included in the Stenopelmatidae, or called the Henicidae or Mimnermidae is diagnosed and a world checklist of species is presented. Some longstanding

Diet of the ground weta Zealandosandrus gracilis (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae)

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  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • 1983
Early and adult females preyed more on adult insects such as mycetophilid flies than did males, which took more insect larvae, while late instars captured a wider range of prey, including larger and more active species.

The ecology of the Tekapo ground wētā (Hemiandrus new sp., Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae) and recommendations for the conservation of a threatened close relative

This book discusses the conservation and management of the Cromwell weta, a large area of upland grassland in the south-west of England, and the efforts to protect and manage it for the sake of future generations.

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