Sunday, November 29, 2015

Yet Another Huge, Gross Creature

 No, this is not Jeff.  But the bug is a Giant Weta cricket from New Zealand.   They are a wonderful example of "island gigantism", a biological phenomenon which occurs when a species is isolated on an island and their predators or competitors are fewer or absent.  
They can grow up to four inches in length and are really gross.  My husband and children think these are great.