Insects currently account for over eighty percent of every single species on this planet. There are, at this time, over 900 thousand different types living and having already been discovered on this planet. That is not accounting for the species we have not yet discovered. Some are disgusting, some are terrifying, and some are just plain adorable. That being said, here are ten of the most extreme insects we know you are going to be fascinated by.

Giant Weta

The giant weta was discovered on Little Barrier Island in New Zealand, is the biggest insect in the entire world. The record was 71 grams and 3.4 inches in length. They are a relative to the grasshopper or cricket, which should be noted in their appearance.

Dicopomorpha echmepterygis

Dicopomorpha echmepterygis, or fairyflies, are the smallest member of the wasp family and one of the smallest insects known to human beings. They are native to Costa Rica, and the males only achieve lengths of around 0.14 mm.

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