NOV 04, 2015 9:32 AM PST

These Are Some of the Largest Bugs Ever Recorded on Earth

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


When you think of a bug, or an insect, you typically think of something small enough to squish. But, here on the amazing planet Earth, there are bugs that can grow larger than your hand.

Although they're typically unique to certain places of the world. Large insects do exist and if you're not a bug person, they can be downright terrifying.

Among some of the bugs you'll see in this video are large wasps, large spiders, large butterflies, large pill bugs, and more. Although you might be used to insects that would fit on the tip of your finger, most of these would require two hands to carry properly.

Moreover, yes, some of these bugs have been known to attack humans, which is even more frightening. This is mostly the case with the more aggressive bugs, like the wasp.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
FEB 24, 2020
Space & Astronomy
FEB 24, 2020
What Will Space Tourism Be Like in the Future?
Space tourism that something that, at one point, was once considered to be a thing of science fiction. While only a limited number of people not registered...
MAR 15, 2020
Space & Astronomy
MAR 15, 2020
This Exoplanet Rains... Iron!?
Many of us take the Earth and its many ‘normal’ characteristics for granted, but there are so many exoplanets in the universe around us with th...
MAR 23, 2020
Space & Astronomy
MAR 23, 2020
Here's Why the Planets Orbit the Sun How They Do
All the solar system’s planets follow nearly the same plane and direction as they orbit the Sun, and this is something that has fascinated astronomer...
MAR 30, 2020
Space & Astronomy
MAR 30, 2020
If Gravity Has Mass, This Could Explain Dark Energy
The Big Bang purportedly transpired 13.8 billion years ago, and even so, the universe continues to expand even today. But if that thought alone wasn’...
MAR 31, 2020
Space & Astronomy
MAR 31, 2020
Can Viruses Survive in Outer Space?
Outer space is often depicted as a harsh environment. It’s effectively an airless vacuum, and anything residing there would be subjected to high amou...
MAR 31, 2020
Plants & Animals
MAR 31, 2020
This Spider Goes Fishing for Food
Most spiders are land animals, but the fishing spider tends to spend most of its time dwelling on watery surfaces. Fishing spiders can walk on water, utili...
Loading Comments...