After showing you some of the Creepiest Insects From Around The World and then the most beautiful insects, we are here with another interesting post dedicated to insects. This time around, we will take a closer look at some of largest, longest and heaviest insects in the world. Naturally, it was in the prehistoric era when the largest insects lived but even in today’s world, there are still some bugs large enough to give you shivers. From the feared Giant Weta to the famous Goliath Beetle, here are 25 Biggest Bugs That Will Freak You Out.
Giant Burrowing Cockroach
Mostly found in tropical parts of Queensland, Australia, the Giant Burrowing Cockroach (also known as the rhinoceros cockroach) is the world’s largest and heaviest cockroach. This bug can reach a length of up to 8 cm (3.1 in) and a weight of up to 35 g (1.23 oz). The Giant Burrowing Cockroach is sometimes kept as pet. It can live for up to 10 years.
Native to the lowland rainforests in Central and South America (particularly in Mexico), the Elephant Beetle is a striking, up to 13 cm (5 in) long species of the rhinoceros beetle. These massive beetles are mainly active during night, and they feed on the sap of trees and fallen tropical fruits.
One of the world’s longest insects, Chan’s Megastick is a large stick insect that was recently discovered in a tropical rainforest in Borneo. Stretching to an incredible length of 57 cm (22.4 in), this bug remains largely unknown to scientists as it probably lives in the highest canopies of the rainforest, making it very hard to spot.
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing
Found in the rainforests of the Oro Province in Eastern Papua New Guinea, Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing is the largest butterfly in the world. This gigantic creature has a wingspan of up to 30.5 cm (12 in), and it feeds on the liquid nectar of tropical flowers.
Giant Water Bug
Known by several other names such as the toe-biter and the alligator flea, the Giant Water Bug is a large insect that can be found in freshwater ponds, lakes, streams, and rivers in the Americas, Northern Australia, and East Asia. These fierce predators have been known to attack fish and frogs, but they can also kill small snakes and even turtles.
Killer bugs? Wait until you see number 11!