TOP 10 Too big insects

10th
Goliathus goliatus – !GOLIATH BEETLE / GOLIATHKÄFER!

Goliathus goliathus

【Maximum body size】
100mm以上(over 3.9 in)
【Scientific name】
Goliathus goliathus
【Taxonomy】
Family:Scarabaeidae
Genus:Goliathus
【Range】
Central Africa

※The world’s heaviest class insect.

9th
Tropidacris cristata

Giant Red-winged Grasshopper ※

【Maximum body size】
over 150mm(over 5.9 in)
【Scientific name】
Tropidacris cristata
【Taxonomy】
Family:Romaleidae
Genus:Tropidacris
【Range】
Central America

※The largest grasshopper(Grasshopperaceae) in the world.

8th
Butterfly Replicas – Ornithoptera alexandrae

Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing

【Maximum Wingspan】
over 280mm(11 in)
【Scientific name】
Ornithoptera alexandrae
【Taxonomy】
Family:Papilionidae
Genus:Ornithoptera
【Range】
Papua New Guinea

※The largest butterfly in the world.

7th
Lamprigera – GIANT MUTANT Thailand Firefly Found in Jungle – BRIGHT Light 🇹🇭Thailand Living

A type of Lamprigera※

【Maximum body size】
over 100mm(over 3.9 in)
【Scientific name】
Lamprigera sp. ※
【Taxonomy】
Family:Lampyridae
Genus:Lamprigera
【Range】
Southeast Asia

※Identification of species is unknown (classification is not definitive in the first place).
※The world’s largest class of fireflies (land fireflies).

6th

Acanthacorydalis fruhstorferi ※

【Maximum Wingspan】
over 210mm(over 8.3 in)
【Scientific name】
Acanthacorydalis fruhstorferi
【Taxonomy】
Family:Corydalidae
Genus:Acanthacorydalis
【Range】
Near the border of China Vietnam

※It has no particular endemic name and is called by its scientific name.
※The largest aquatic insect in the world.

5th
Female Phobaeticus serratipes (stick insect) nymph

Phobaeticus serratipes ※

【Maximum body size】
555mm(21.9 in)※Including the length of the legs.
【Scientific name】
Phobaeticus serratipes
【Taxonomy】
Family:Phasmatidae
Genus:Phobaeticus
【Range】
Malaysia

※It has no particular endemic name and is called by its scientific name.
※The world’s longest insect was once the world’s longest insect, and the world’s longest insect today is Phryganistria chinensis Zhao.

4th
Attacus atlas female

Atlas moth

【Maximum Wingspan】
over 300mm(over 11.9 in)
【Scientific name】
Attacus atlas
【Taxonomy】
Family:Saturniidae
Genus:Attacus
【Range】
South Asia to East Asia

※Like the Hercules moth, it is the largest moth in the world.

3rd
Heteropteryx dilatata attack

Malayan jungle nymph

【Maximum body size】
over 150mm(over 5.9 in)
【Scientific name】
Heteropteryx dilatata
【Taxonomy】
Family:Heteropterygidae
Genus:Heteropteryx
【Range】
Malaysia

※World’s Largest Stick insect.

2nd
Macrolyristes malaysian giant katydid

Giant Malaysian Katydid

【Maximum body size】
over 150mm(over 5.9 in)
【Scientific name】
Arachnacris corporalis
【Taxonomy】
Family:Tettigoniidae
Genus:Arachnacris
【Range】
Malaysia

※The largest katydidin(Tettigoniidea) the world.

1st
Titanus giganteus

Titan beetle

【Maximum body size】
over 200mm(over 7.9 in)
【Scientific name】
Titanus giganteus
【Taxonomy】
Family:Cerambycidae
Genus:Titanus
【Range】
Southern South America

※The largest beetle in the world.

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