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

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Weta
Latia
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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flagRepublic of Ireland
30%
0%
70%
0%
10
flagGreece
6%
25%
68%
0%
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flagAustralia
17%
17%
60%
1%
51
flagNew Zealand
30%
4%
60%
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23
flagthe United States
10%
21%
58%
8%
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flagPakistan
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27%
54%
9%
11
flagAustria
21%
17%
46%
14%
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flagIndia
16%
25%
45%
12%
137
flagPoland
17%
27%
40%
13%
2113
flagGermany
24%
30%
34%
8%
179
flagSwitzerland
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33%
33%
11%
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flagthe United Kingdom
41%
23%
26%
6%
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