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1. (noun) tree wētā, Hemideina spp. - common in forest, orchards and gardens. They hide during the day in holes in trees, coming out at night to eat fresh leaves and small insects. The saddle-like shield behind the head is the same width as the head. There are 5-7 pairs of big spines on the back legs. There are seven species in Aotearoa/New Zealand.


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