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The northern tree weta has habits very similar to that of Hemideina crassidens
. It is also tolerant of urban conditions. It is common from at least northwards from a line through Taranaki, Taupo to East Cape, thence to Bay of Plenty, Waikato and the far north. It has a patchy distribution south of this line.
It may occur relatively close to Hemideina crassidens
from which it may be distinguished by its spotty colour pattern and the dark hind legs.
Text updated: 26/08/2012