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Meet the world's heaviest insect.

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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:40 AM
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It's gotta compete with this critter:

www.google.co.uk... AQ&biw=1600&bih=775




posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 07:42 AM
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Awesome
We have beetles like this in my part of the world. They can be pretty nasty but they mostly just munch on leaves. And yes... I think they are CUTE haha



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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This... is... so wrong... on SO MANY LEVELS....



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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Its not heavy its just big bon...

no wait

its just big exoskeletoned?

is that even a word?

I submit for your review my favorite "look at the size of that thing!" insect...

The Hickory Horned Devil

Totally safe by the way.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:18 AM
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LMAO!



Dave your too much brother, I needed a good morning laugh thanks.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:38 AM
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Another good reason to eat carrots.... seeing in the dark/giantism. Always wondered why I got to 6 foot by the age of 11..... I love da carrots!!
Great article btw my wife has told me all about the wonderful scarey creatures that inhabit the downunder.... even the dirty old men that used to heavy breath outside her bedroom window....
that's what they sound like

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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 08:56 AM
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That thing has nothing on Da Bronx waterbug tank roaches .


Kidding aside no matter if you are skimmish or not you have to appreciate his survivability as well as his genetics - he's the 25 year old Ahnold of the insect world. It would have been a shame to see him squashed for someone amusement or fear.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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I want one.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:18 AM
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Originally posted by smithjustinb
I want one.


It doesn't really exist
sorry SJB, couldn't resist....



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by Helmkat
Its not heavy its just big bon...

no wait

its just big exoskeletoned?

is that even a word?

I submit for your review my favorite "look at the size of that thing!" insect...

The Hickory Horned Devil

Totally safe by the way.



These look like the insects I find in my garden sometimes.
It's pretty.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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You could almost get this little guy a collar and name him/her.


Thank you for sharing, really interesting!

Starred & flagged



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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Starred.

Cool video.

I go out each morning to feed our squirrel family that live in our Chinese Elm on our side yard, the pretty red female is always there waiting........this morning I didn't see her as I was standing on our deck and than I heard a chattering right above me. There she was straight over head on a branch that hangs over our deck, not more than a few feet above me.

Yes, I talk to the animals and this one actually talks back.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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The only thing that creeps me out is the MASSIVE SPIKE sticking out of its abdomen, what is that for? It looks like a giant sting!



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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I would run away from such a creature if I saw one. Very bizarre.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Pretty awesome. I like grasshoppers but have never met a weta that I know of.

Though, I do have to say I would not want this one jumping on me as I'm walking through the grass or woods. That would freaking hurt.

"Tree weta arc their hind legs into the air in warning to foes and then strike downwards so that the spines could scratch the eyes of a predator." - wikipedia.org

My kind of bug.
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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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That is terrifying. Next thing we know, were all gonna be like the space marines in Starship troopers. If them bugs were any bigger, they would rule the universe.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 11:25 AM
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wow awesome


Call bear grylls it's eating time



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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National Geographic photo contest
amazing
www.boston.com...

"A simple day in the life"
This got me emotional compromised
www.boston.com...

Ground zero 10 years
www.boston.com...

Revisiting 9/11: Unpublished Photos by James Nachtwey
lightbox.time.com...
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posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 11:51 AM
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Cool but, why can't all bugs look like cartoons? It would be much easier to interact with them.



posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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In some countries that critter would be considered dinner with a soy and duck sauce to compliment the flavor lol



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