is the Heaviest Insect?
The Goliath Beetle (Goliathus cacicus) from Africa
weighs 1/4 pound or 100 grams and is 5 inches
long. The heaviest insects belong to the same
family of scarab beetles as the Eastern Hercules
Beetle, which is about 2 inches long including
the horn. African Goliath beetles from the family
Scarabaeidae are an important part of nature's
clean-up crew as they recycle "used material"
keeping the earth clean. Another competitor for
the title is the extemely rare the South American
longhorn beetle (Tytanus giganteus) that measures
What is the Strongest Animal?
Rhinoceros Beetles are the strongest animal for
their relative size. The Hercules beetle (Dynastes
hercules) can grow to a length of 6 inches and
has tremendous strength. An average man can pull
about 0.86 times his own weight, a Leaf Beetle
(Donacia), on the other hand, can pull 42.7 times
its own weight. Horses can pull half their weight,
and ants can pull 52 times
their weight (comparable to a human pulling 4.5
tons). If you would like a Rhinoceros Beetle of
your own to hang on the wall in your home, or
office, we sell them framed and mounted in elegant
Animal has the Most Legs?
Millipedes have the most legs of any animal, specifically
the the Illacme plenipes species from California,
with its over 375 pairs of legs! Millipede means
"thousand legs", but they don't have
1,000 legs. In reality millipedes have between
47 to 197 pairs of legs, depending on their species.
Millipedes are invertebrates; they have a hard
exoskeleton and many jointed legs. Millipedes
and centipedes are believed to be more closely
related to insects than to spiders. For a very
unique display in your home or office use framed
millipedes and framed centipedes.