New Wētā species named after PM Jacinda Ardern

New Wētā species named after PM Jacinda Ardern

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Hemiandrus jacinda, a new Wētā species, was named in honour of New Zealand’s Prime Minister because it follows a red colour like the Labour party.

The cricket is flightless and seen as something reflected toward the traits of Jacinda Ardern.

Massey University professor Steven Trewick named and formally described the insect in the way because it ought struck him.


“In a time of accelerating environmental change, loss of natural habitat and precipitous global decline of the planet’s biological diversity, the work of species discovery continues,” said Mr Trewick, reports TheGuardian.

“The wētā of New Zealand is a rich and diverse radiation of species living in all sorts of habitats – yet many remain to be recognised.”


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