goliath beetle


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goliath beetle

n
(Animals) any very large tropical scarabaeid beetle of the genus Goliathus, esp G. giganteus of Africa, which may grow to a length of 20 centimetres
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Micro Monsters 3D, which premiered on Sky One and Sky 3D at 8pm on Saturday and continues for five weeks, shows a new side to a range of extraordinary creatures - from the praying mantis to the Goliath beetle.
He says the giant weta is the world's heaviest insect at 71g but failed to mention that the larvae of the Goliath beetle can weigh 115g.
The Goliath beetle, from Africa weighs 4oz and is 5in long, making it the world's heaviest insect.