10 of the largest insects in the world
Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM
The largest insects that ever lived were dragonfly-like bugs of the order Protodonata, sometimes referred to as griffinflies. Thankfully, they went extinct a long time ago at the end of the Paleozoic Era. Although insects can't grow that large today, there are a few that are nevertheless large enough to give even seasoned entomologists a good fright. Here's our list of 10 of the largest insects alive today.