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Widespread in various forests of both main islands, though not in the eastern, drier parts. A close relative lives on the Chatham Islands.
The photo shows a female laying eggs in a rotting Nothofagus fusca stump in Princhester Stream valley, Takitimu Range, Southland.
Recently at least two further undescribed species have been recognised.
Text updated: 10/05/2014