The largest giant cockroach in the world has been discovered

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American entomologist managed to locate and record in New Zealand the giant cockroach in the world. The length of the Weta cockroach giant is 18 inches and weighs 71 grams – the same weight as three mice. Researchers discovered that the cockroach enjoys carrots and released him back into the wild and concluded: “Many people think insects are inferior because of their small size. Therefore it was an amazing thing to find something this giant cockroach”.

An interesting discoveryy in New Zealand: the world’s giant cockroach discovered and documented – and what do you think he eats ?  Carrots !

Entomologist and former inspector of nature reserves, Mark Moffett, 53, is responsible for this remarkable discovery. After two days of searching on a remote island in New Zealand, Moffett found this huge creature sitting in the top branches of a tree. The length of the insect is a little less than 18 inches, and with an astonishing weight of 71 grams.

This huge insect species is known in the insect world as a Weta Cockroach, and it disappeared hundreds of years ago from New Zealand following the increase of the population of rats on the island brought in by European settlers.  For this reason, finding the rare cockroach again arouses great excitement among researchers and insect enthusiasts.  Whilst it causes great excitement for the insect lovers and entomolgists of the world, its sheer size will make even the bravest among us think twice when we see the humble normal sized cockroach slithering down the wall next time and make us grateful how very little it is in comparison.


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