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What is tha largest insect in the world?

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Asked by BeHappy, 02 Jan '10 07:13 pm
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The Phobaeticus Chani - which lives in the tops of giant rain forest trees on the island of Borneo.
Answered by Janis, 02 Jan '10 07:19 pm

 
  
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Megasoma acteon. South America's male Acteon Beetle is one of the bulkiest of the abundant order of beetles, and it is often considered the "largest" in the world. The males can grow to be 3.5" long by 2" wide by 1.5" thick.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 02 Jan '10 07:16 pm

 
  
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Beetle ( south africa)
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 02 Jan '10 07:15 pm

 
  
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We had to decide if we were looking for the largest in weight, length, wingspan, or bulk. But rather than arbitrarily deciding on the definition of "largest," we decided to present five generally acknowledged giants of the insect world:

Megasoma acteon. South America's male Acteon Beetle is one of the bulkiest of the abundant order of beetles, and it is often considered the "largest" in the world. The males can grow to be 3.5" long by 2" wide by 1.5" thick.

Deinacrida heteracantha. The heaviest insect on record was a pregnant Giant Weta, a rare and endangered New Zealand species that weighed in at 71 grams (just over 2 ounces).

Titanus giganteus. The extremely rare South American Longhorn Beetle checks in from time to time at lengths greater 6" long. In his 1874 work, Insects Abroad, the Reverend J.G. Wood reports on a 9" long Titanus specimen. Could it be that this legendary, but undocumented beetle was measured with antennae extended? Average Titanus specimens check in we ...more
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 02 Jan '10 07:15 pm

 
  
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The longest insct is the Walking Stick Insect, measuring 55,5 cms, The heaviest insct is the beetle with scientific name titanus giganteus, measuring 20 cms in length , but weighing over 100 gms
Answered by thampy chacko, 02 Jan '10 07:19 pm

 
  
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The South American Longhorn Beetle (Titanus giganteus).
Answered by sangeetha, 02 Jan '10 07:17 pm

 
  
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Scolopendra Gigantea
Answered by sreekumar, 02 Jan '10 07:16 pm

 
  
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