The Worlds Biggest Insect Mark Moffett Discovery
We see that 2008 Roy Chapman Andrews Distinguished Explorer Mark Moffett made the news again recently for quite an interesting new discovery, the worlds LARGEST insect!
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 his real life Bugs Bunny 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. The creepy crawly is only found on Little Barrier Island, in New Zealand. The species was wiped off the mainland by rats accidentally introduced by Europeans.
See what else RCAS Distinguished Explorer Mark has been up to.
- Ants: ‘A Global Safari With A Cast Of Trillions’ NPR “Fresh Air” interview by Terry Gross