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New Zealand giant weta insect

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


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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.

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