Big Bugs! 10 of the World's Largest Insects 

 May 29th, 2024

Team LTG

Step into a world where insects grow to unbelievable sizes. Discover the 8 largest bugs on Earth, guaranteed to make you feel small. 

Region: New Zealand Size: Up to 100 mm (4 inches) long, and can weigh as much as 3 mice! 

Giant Weta

Region: Southeast Asia Size: Can reach over 55 cm (22 inches) in length, making them the longest insects in the world. 

Giant Stick Insect

Region: Tropical Africa Size: One of the heaviest insects, weighing up to 100 grams (3.5 oz). 

Goliath Beetle

Region: Southeast Asia Size: Wingspan reaches 25-30 cm (10-12 inches), one of the largest in the world. 

Atlas Moth

Region: Papua New Guinea Size: Largest butterfly species, with a wingspan reaching up to 30 cm (12 inches). 

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

Region: Worldwide Size: Can reach over 12 cm (4.7 inches) long, with a powerful bite. 

Giant Water Bug

Region: Worldwide Size: Up to 5 cm (2 inches) long, known for one of the most painful stings. 

Tarantula Hawk Wasp

Region: Amazon rainforest Size: Body reaching up to 17cm (6.5 inches) long with powerful mandibles. 

Titan Beetle (Titanus giganteus)

Region: Amazon rainforest Size: Length reaches up to 13 to 18 cm (5 to 7 inches) 

Actaeon Beetle (Megasoma actaeon)

Region: Australia Size: Can reach up to 8 cm (3.1 inches) long, a weighty contender for biggest roach.

Giant Burrowing Cockroach