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WHAT IS THE LONGEST INSECT IN THE WORLD?

WHAT IS THE LONGEST INSECT IN THE WORLD?

Have you ever seen the longest insect in the world? The giant weta is found in the forests of New Zealand and is the longest insect in the world! This amazing insect can grow up to 10 centimetres in length - that's almost four inches!

The giant weta is a nocturnal insect, so it is active mainly at night. It likes to hide in dark places like tree hollows and under rocks and logs. It's a herbivore, so it feeds mainly on plants like leaves and flowers.

The giant weta is an endangered species and is now protected by the New Zealand government. People are trying to increase its numbers through captive breeding and releasing them back into the wild.

So the next time you're in the forest, keep an eye out for the giant weta - the longest insect in the world!