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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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"I've had encounters with giant Goliath beetles, venomous snakes and spiders, hissing cockroaches, crocodiles and even a giant land crab that almost sliced through my finger with its powerful claw."
Take Goliath beetles. Years ago, Morgan tried to raise some of these fist-size scarabs from Africa.
Goliath beetles have the greatest visible body mass.