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Adventurer Mark Moffett has found the world's biggest insect - which is so huge it can eat carrots. The renowned entomologist discovered the giant weta up a tree and it has now been declared the largest ever found. He came across the cricket-like creature, which has a wing span of seven inches, after two days of searching on a tiny island. It is only found on Little Barrier Island, in New Zealand. The species was wiped off the mainland by rats accidentally introduced.

scientists recently discovered the body of a giant sea spider like organism in antarctic waters. the origin of this species is unknown, and it is unclear whether or not there are more of these terrifying creatures roaming the oceans.<----- wait isn't that the thing from alien versus predator?

Meet the Peacock spider (Maratus volans) - a species of jumping spider native to eastern Australia. Only 5mm in length, it is only the males that have this bright colouring.

from Sploid

World's largest—and most gross—aquatic insect discovered in China

[just a big friggin' Dobsonfly] World's largest—and most gross—aquatic insect discovered in China

from BuzzFeed

10 Animals That Deserve Their Own National Geographic Special

The giant Chinese salamander is the largest salamander in the world. It is considered critically endangered and can only be found in rocky mountain streams/lakes in China

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The 16 Largest Insects In The World

Giant Weta: New Zealand The 16 Largest Insects In The World #insects #nature