1147- Giant Weta, the Largest Insect in the World~
A giant Weta, found in the Little Barrier Island in New Zealand island, is thought to be the largest insect in the world to have been found to date. This gigantic insect weighs 71grams – that’s heavier than three mice and even some bird species like the sparrow. It was found by an adventurer Mark Moffett of Colorado, USA up in a tree after two days of searching.
Weta is the name given to about 70 insect species that can only be found in New Zealand. It’s body is similar to a cricket. The specimen that was found by Mr. Moffett had a wingspan of only seven inches but it’s body is huge in insect standard.