Three new ground wētā species and a redescription of Hemiandrus maculifrons

  title={Three new ground wētā species and a redescription of Hemiandrus maculifrons},
  author={Bl Taylor-Smith and Steven A. Trewick and Mary Morgan‐Richards},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Zoology},
  pages={363 - 383}
ABSTRACT Taxonomy lies at the heart of species conservation, yet many large New Zealand orthopterans remain undescribed. Among New Zealand’s anostostomatid wētā, Hemiandrus (ground wētā) is the most speciose genus but also the most poorly characterised and thus most in need of taxonomic and ecological work. Here we redescribe H. maculifrons and describe two new species of ground wētā previously encompassed by the specific name Hemiandrus maculifrons: Hemiandrus luna sp. nov. and H. brucei sp… Expand
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