Thursday, July 20, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

New Zealand giant weta insect



The female of this species of giant insect holds the record for the heaviest insect ever recorded.

   

 
Recent comments on this video
Comment icon #3 Posted by Still Waters on 18 September, 2012, 15:53
*Shivers* just watching that. I don't mind the size so much, (although you wouldn't catch me holding it in my hand). It's got too many legs for my liking, reminds me of a spider
Comment icon #4 Posted by Hippycrite on 18 September, 2012, 18:58
Jiminy Crickets!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Professor T on 18 September, 2012, 19:45
I've got some of them living wild in my gazibo.. Slightly smaller, but still I don't go out there so much now..
Comment icon #6 Posted by Professor Buzzkill on 18 September, 2012, 20:10
Wetas are fine. The don't sting or bite, but they can cause discomfort when the climb up the inside of your trouser leg.
Comment icon #7 Posted by kobolds on 19 September, 2012, 1:55
if cockroach that size , i'm going to scream
Comment icon #8 Posted by Arbenol68 on 19 September, 2012, 2:32
Scary looking creatures. Feisty little buggers as well. Lot of them in my garden. Have to be careful before putting hands in dark places.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Ambush Bug on 19 September, 2012, 4:22
Awesome bug most are predacious!
Comment icon #10 Posted by Lady Kasey on 19 September, 2012, 13:02
Never going to NZ. Ever.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Old Man Waffles on 19 September, 2012, 18:18
*shudders* Holy cheese...
Comment icon #12 Posted by Wookietim on 19 September, 2012, 18:54
New Zealand giant weta insect Click here to watch video - 00:56s The female of this species of giant insect holds the record for the heaviest insect ever recorded. Oooookkkay. Well, I am glad that this mildly bug-phobic butt is sitting halfway around the world from that thing.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Last updated forum topics
Forum icon 
Recent news in this category
Water bears could survive the apocalypse
Posted 7-16-2017 | 12 comments
Scientists have identified a microscopic species capable of surviving almost any cataclysmic event.
 
Ants build towers out of their own bodies
Posted 7-15-2017 | 5 comments
A new study has revealed the amazing way in which fire ants cling together to form living towers.
 
Sea spiders pump blood using their guts
Posted 7-11-2017 | 2 comments
With bodies consisting almost entirely of legs, these undersea arthropods are truly bizarre creatures.
 
US Navy dolphins set to help save porpoises
Posted 7-1-2017 | 5 comments
The Mexican government is hoping to use specially trained dolphins to save the vaquita porpoise.
 
Do giraffes often get struck by lightning ?
Posted 7-1-2017 | 13 comments
Being the world's tallest animal, is the giraffe more prone to lightning strikes than other animals ?
 
Major new study investigates bee collapse
Posted 6-30-2017 | 3 comments
The research has indicated that neonicotinoid pesticides are harmful to both honeybees and wild bees.
 
Deer filmed engaging in bizarre 'slap fight'
Posted 6-25-2017 | 32 comments
Footage recorded by a wildlife camera in Tennessee shows two whitetail bucks slapping each other silly.
 
Amazing creatures found 4km beneath the sea
Posted 6-21-2017 | 9 comments
Scientists have revealed some of the weird and wonderful animals that live in Australia's eastern abyss.
 
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ