Land of Hobbits and Monster Grasshoppers

By Carl Zimmer | June 21, 2008 12:07 am

Chris writes, “This is an image of a female Cave Weta – A New Zealand indiginous insect similar to a grasshopper, except much larger.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Holey Skin

    That was a pretty good design and not a common tattoo style. Yet it’s not that artistic since it’s just like a simple grasshopper but the design itself looks neat.

  2. Matt Brodhead

    I did some caving in New Zealand about a year ago, and those things were out of this world! Sweet tattoo.


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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