An American researcher and renowned Entomologist at the Smithsonian Institution recently informed he has found the biggest bug in the world on New Zealand’s Little Barrier Island.
The Weta insect has a wingspan of 18 centimeters and weighs three times as much as a mouse. Most European settlers thought it was extinct after they brought rats to New Zealand.
The photographer Mark Moffett along with the 53-year-old entomologist returned the bug right where they found it after taking several pictures. (AV)