Heaviest insect
goliath beetles (family Scarabaeidae)
70–100 gram(s)
Not Applicable ()

The heaviest insects are the goliath beetles (family Scarabaeidae) of equatorial Africa. The largest are Goliathus regius, G. meleagris, G. goliathus (=G. giganteus) and G. druryi and in measurements of one series of males (females are smaller) the lengths from the tips of the small frontal horns to the end of the abdomen were up to 11 cm (4.33 in), with weights of 70-100 g (2.5-3.5oz).

Lifespan: 6.5 mths, discovered: 1835.