Typically, insects have small dimensions.
They are easy to overlook and even accidentally stepped on.
However, you can hardly see, and not accidentally crush one of the giant beetles the size of a human palm.
In the Paleozoic era were carried out on the groundreally huge insects: for example, a dragonfly, whose wingspan reaches seventy-five centimeters. At that time, the oxygen content in the air was much higher than today, and that allowed such giants exist. Today even the largest members of this class have a more modest size, but they look all the same impressive.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, titan beetle -the largest of living insects. his body can be up to 16.7 centimeters, and that's not counting the legs and a very prominent mustache. Occurs this giant in South America. Titan beetle is not only an impressive appearance, but strong jaws, which he can break a pencil without difficulty. Seeing the danger, the beetle begins to sizzle and tries to hurt their enemy. Scientists are still unable to find titan beetle larvae, but they suggest that their size should be no less impressive. According to forecasts, their length is 24-36 centimeters.
Goliath beetle is also a record. It is the heaviest insect in the world. Arthropods that live in Central and South-East Africa, we have a close relative of the May beetle, that's just very different from it in size. Weight goliath beetle can reach a hundred grams. Despite its respectable size, this insect is herbivores, eating mostly juice, overripe fruits and woody foliage. Because of their size, Goliath beetles rather slow and clumsy, it is passed to spend a lot of time to prepare for takeoff.
New Guinea stick insect
New Guinea stick insect can not boasttheir weight, but it is one of the longest insect world. They are capable of reaching eighteen centimeters in length, although most species still grow up to twelve to fifteen centimeters. Initially, this type of stick insects, as the name implies, lived in New Guinea, but due to its unpretentious and impressive appearance, they have become very popular pets and insects lovers spread across the globe. New Guinea stick insects, as well as other large insects are vegetarians and prefer foods of non-animal origin, in particular, the foliage of trees.