Largest Insects in the World

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Megan Bryant

World of Insects

Insects make up the largest percentage of the world's organisms. Some species can grow up to 7 inches long!

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Hercules Beetle

The world's largest flying insect, native to rainforests in South America. Males can reach up to 7 inches in length.

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Titan Beetle

The largest beetle by body size, found in South American rainforests. They can grow up to 6.6 inches.

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Stick Insect

The world's longest insect, with some species measuring over 1 foot. The Phryganistria chinensis measures 25 inches.

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Giant Wetas

Native to New Zealand, they can grow up to 4 inches long and weigh up to 1.2 ounces.

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Atlas Moth

The world's largest moth with a wingspan of 11 inches. Native to Asia's tropical forests.

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Goliath Beetle

Native to Africa, they can measure 4 inches long and weigh over 2 ounces.

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Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing

The world's largest butterfly found in Papua New Guinea with wingspans exceeding 11 inches.

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Tarantula Hawk

The largest wasps on Earth, measuring around 2 inches long. Known for hunting tarantulas.

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Tropidacris Grasshopper

Found in Central and South America, they can measure over 5 inches long.

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