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Giant Tusked Insect Saved from Extinction

The Mercury Islands tusked weta (Motuweta isolate) isn’t exactly a thing of beauty. These massive New Zealand insects can reach more than seven centimeters in length, including the impressive tusks in front of their jaws that they use to push their prey around.

April 22, 2014 — John R. Platt

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