What a Weta!

Giant Weta

New Zealand’s giant weta (Deinacrida heteracantha) holds the record as the heaviest insect. Weighing in at as much as 71 grams (2.5 oz.), it can weigh more than a sparrow.



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  1. I don’t know why, but they give me the creeps. I was gardening a little while ago when one crawled up out the ground near where I was working. I fell backwards (I had been on my haunches), and I got out of there really quickly.

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