Heteropteryx dilatata
Sarkhan42

Heteropteryx dilatata

Adult female! Making lots of noise and kicking
We’re currently breeding them where I work/volunteer yes :) the females are the second heaviest insect in the world I believe!
 
Oh so cool!
I want a few too! I’ve always wanted some of those giant stick insects. Absolutely incredible creatures.
 
@NYAN Correct! We’re a fully permitted insect zoo :) we’re actually having our USDA inspection pretty soon here I think. For those of you looking to get some unfortunately it’ll be quite difficult without the proper paperwork, at least legally.
 
@Sarkhan42 that’s awesome! I wonder how difficult the permits are to obtain for an individual. If you have any idea I would be interested in learning.
 
@Sarkhan42 "the females are the second heaviest insect in the world I believe!"

That begs the question: What is the heaviest?
 

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4.2 mm
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Thu, 05 July 2018 6:06 PM
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