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Largest insects in the world – Giant water bugs

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Size

Lurking in tropical freshwaters the world over, the giant water bug is one of the largest and aggressive insects to be found today.

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Largest worker ants in the world

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Size

Dinoponera gigantean, a species of dinosaur ant, has the largest workers of any ant species, although it can be argued that the Campnotus gigas has similar sized workers. Regardless, both species’ workers are huge!

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Largest ant in the world

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Size

The largest ant in the world today is the Queen Driver Ant. This regal insect is ten times larger than the worker ants that support her.

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Largest cockroach in the world – Giant burrowing cockroach

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Size

Native to the tropical forests of Australia, the Giant Burrowing Cockroach is one of the largest cockroaches in the world today.

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Longest insect in the world – Chan’s megastick

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Size

The largest species of stick insect is Chan’s Megastick, a Borneo native that has been bestowed the title of World’s longest insect.

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Largest snails in the world – Giant Panda snail

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Size

This Queensland and New South Wales resident is the largest snail in Australia. It frequents the sub-tropical rainforests of the east coast where it looms over other snails.

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Largest snails in the world – Giant African snail

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 in Size

This enormous mollusc is the largest land snail in the world. It is sometimes referred to as the Giant African Land Snail and other times known as the Giant Ghana Snail. Whatever you want to call it... it's huge.

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