Ugliest insect in the world

Giant weta are insects endemic to New Zealand and are examples of island gigantism. Large species can be up to 10 cm (4 in) not inclusive of legs and antennae, with body mass usually no more than 35 g. Giant weta tend to be less social and more passive than other weta. Their genus name, Deinacrida, means "terrible grasshopper", from the Greek word δεινός.

Country: New Zealand

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