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Weta (Cave) Genus: Neonetus

Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Family: Rhaphidophoridae
Subfamily: Macropathinae
Genus: Neonetus
Common name: Cave weta

Neonetus is a genus of cave weta in the family Rhaphidophoridae, endemic to New Zealand. They are small cave wetas that inhabit forests, especially among damp litter, under rotting logs, sometimes in damp tree holes and under the bark of trees
This genus varies in colour patterns, even within the same species and between males and females,
Their antennae are about three times the length of the body.




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