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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Family: Rhaphidophoridae
Subfamily: Macropathinae
Genus: Pleioplectron
Richards, 1959

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Pleioplectron is a genus of cave weta in the family Rhaphidophoridae, endemic to New Zealand[1]. These wētā are fairly common at night among the leaf litter in native forest in South Island New Zealand. The species look very similar to species of Miotopus, another New Zealand endemic genus, recently resurrected.[2]



  1. ^ "wetaGeta". Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  2. ^ Fitness, Josephine L.; Morgan-Richards, Mary; Hegg, Danilo; Trewick, Steven A. (2018-10-18). "Reinstatement of the New Zealand cave wētā genus Miotopus Hutton (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae) and description of a new species". European Journal of Taxonomy. 0 (468). doi:10.5852/ejt.2018.468. ISSN 2118-9773.