Orthodera novaezealandiae is a species of ground weta native to New Zealand. It is a large insect, typically measuring up to 4 cm in length. It is brown in color with a mottled pattern of lighter and darker shades. It has long antennae and a long, thin abdomen. It is found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and shrublands. Its lifespan is typically around two years. The current population of Orthodera novaezealandiae is stable.
Name Origin: Orthodera novaezealandiae is a species of beetle native to New Zealand. It was first described by the entomologist George Hudson in 1928. The genus name Orthodera is derived from the Greek words orthos, meaning "straight", and dera, meaning "neck", referring to the straight neck of the beetle. The species name novaezealandiae is derived from the Latin words nova, meaning "new", and Zealandiae, referring to New Zealand.
Related Species: Orthodera ministralis, Orthodera bifasciata, Orthodera bispinosa, Orthodera bispinosa var. bispinosa, Orthodera bispinosa var. trispinosa, Orthodera bispinosa var. quadrispinosa, Orthodera bispinosa var. pentaspinosa, Orthodera bispinosa var. hexaspinosa