3/22/14

weta

If you've seen any of the Hobbit movies, you might have noticed that the special effects were courtesy of a company called Weta Workshop. Here's their webisite link. 

And this little guy below is where they got the name. This is a tree weta (I think) that found its way onto our back porch. Hubby scooped him up for some photos before releasing him. 

He's not real pretty and, although he's far from tiny,  he's not the largest sort that is found here in New Zealand. If you are interested in more info about them, click here.

weta


11 comments:

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Ever cool! Looks like an intriguing insect! I must see if we have them here!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

aktuellabilder said...

Interesting bug. Looks like it´s related to grasshoppers.

Bob Bushell said...

Yes, that's beautiful.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Never seen that before. It has very big Antenna.

TexWisGirl said...

similar to a cricket. very cute.

Nevin said...

Interesting guy!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I wouldn't call it beautiful, but it's an interesting critter.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We have a couple kinds of its cousins here in Florida -- they are called cockroaches or palmetto bugs.

eileeninmd said...

Cool insect and capture! It does look like our cricket.. Thank you for sharing your post on Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

bailey-road.com said...

Not harmful, I suppose. It looks a lot like a cricket.

Ross said...

He has lots of simularities to a grasshopper! I get what you mean though about not being the nicest looking insect. Hope your doing well!