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Old 12-10-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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Giant Weta Bug Discovered In New Zealand, May Be World’s Largest Insect

Asian Scientist Newsroom
December 7, 2011

An American researcher at the Smithsonian Institution says he has found the world’s biggest bug on New Zealand’s Little Barrier Island.

The insect, shown here eating a carrot, has a wing span of around 18 centimeters (7 inches) and weighs three times as much as a mouse. It was thought to be extinct after European settlers brought rats to New Zealand.

The giant weta bug was found by 53-year-old entomologist and photojournalist Mark Moffett, who has been called the Indiana Jones of Entomology by the National Geographic Society.

“Three of us walked the trails of this small island for two nights scanning the vegetation for a giant weta. We spent many hours with no luck finding any at all, before we saw her up in a tree,” he said.

However, Moffett did what a responsible explorer would do – he returned the bug right where he found it.

“She would have finished the carrot very quickly, but this is an extremely endangered species and we didn’t want to risk indigestion. After she had chewed a little I took this picture and we put her right back where we found her,” he said.
http://www.asianscientist.com/topnew...r-island-2011/

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Old 12-11-2011, 02:51 AM   #2
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Yeah! Fuck New Zealand..... Oh, you mean that monstrous critter.

Na.. I kind of like bugs. Use to keep tarantulas my grandpa caught as pets. Had a massive female once, fed her mice. She was a goddamn Drider warrior. Though I could do with out the moulting, that was creepy to watch.
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I can't stand bugs. Also this thing is the biggest insect because spiders aren't considered insects, i believe there are spiders bigger than that weird thing.
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That's awesome lol. Insects are cool.
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Normally I fucking hate bugs, but that thing eating a carrot is goddamn adorable.
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