These large insects occupy the same ecological niche in New Zealand, as rodents do elsewhere. What is it?

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Weta are very large by insect standards, with body length up to 10cm (4 inches). Their physical appearance is like a katydid, long-horned grasshopper, or cricket, but the hind legs are enlarged and usually very spiny.
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