Miotopus diversus Hutton, 1899
A stout dark bodied insect described from North Island, but recent collections indicate it, or a sister species, occurs in northwest South Island.
Body length: Male: 20mm. Pronotum 5mm; thorax 9mm; abdomen 10mm (Hutton 1899). Female: 17mm. Pronotum 4mm; thorax 8mm; abdomen 8mm; ovipositor 12mm
Antennae: Notably the antennae of the male is thicker than the female (Hutton 1899)
Male: Fore tibia 10mm, hind tibia 18mm, hind femur 16mm.
Fore tibia 7mm, hind tibia 15mm, hind femur 13mm.
Habitat: Forest litter.
Location: Makaretu, Hawkes Bay;
Upper Wanganui. And now also Northwest Nelson, Taranaki, Horowhenua, Palmerston North.