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What is the real name of a beetle found in New Zealand that is referred to as a haircutter? Why is it called a haircutter?

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The Huhu beetle is the largest native beetle found in New Zealand.

A common name for the beetle is a haircutter because of the long legs and antenna covered with sharp hooks. If a beetle lands in the head of a person, they become so entangled in the hair that scissors must be used for extraction.


Oct 30 2006, 3:34 PM
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