Meet the world's heaviest insect, which weighs three times more than a mouse… and eats carrots
New Zealand's giant weta is the heaviest insect in the world and this one is the largest ever recorded
A nature-lover has revealed how he spent two days tracking down a giant insect on a remote New Zealand island – and got it to eat a carrot out of his hand.
Mark Moffett’s find is the world's biggest insect in terms of weight, which at 71g is heavier than a sparrow and three times that of a mouse.
The 53-year-old former park ranger discovered the giant weta up a tree and his real life Bug's Bunny has now been declared the largest ever found.