Deinacrida parva

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Deinacrida parva
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Family: Anostostomatidae
Genus: Deinacrida
Species: D. parva
Binomial name
Deinacrida parva
Buller, 1895

Deinacrida parva is a species of insect in the family Anostostomatidae, the king crickets and weta. It is known commonly as the Kaikoura weta[1] or Kaikoura giant weta.[2] It is endemic to New Zealand, where it can be found in the northern half of the South Island.[2]

This is a small to medium-sized weta. It is easily confused with Deinacrida rugosa.[2]


  1. ^ a b World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996. Deinacrida parva. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Threatened Weta Recovery Plan. New Zealand Department of Conservation. December 1998.