The Titan Longhorn Beetle Is 6.6 Inches Long
If you don’t like bugs, this one is probably terrifying. Titan longhorn beetles live in the rainforests of South America in countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and north-central Brazil. They are one of the biggest beetles on Earth. The largest Titan specimen measured 6.6 inches long! While Hercules beetles can be longer, they’re measured from their horn, which protrudes from their thorax. However, the Titans have much bigger bodies. Their mandibles are so strong they can cut pencils in half. They have strong jaws and hiss and bite to stave off predators. Adults do not eat; they search for mates.