The Top 5 Largest Insects in the World

  Species Maximum Known Size Location
1 Titanus giganteus 16.7 cm (6.57 inches) French Guiana, Brazil
2 Megasoma elephas 13.7 cm (5.39 inches) Mexico through Venezuela
3 Megasoma actaeon 13.5 cm (5.31 inches) Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil
4 Goliathus goliatus/Goliathus regius 12.8 cm (4.33 inches) Ghana, Ivory Coast / Equatorial Africa, central and east
5 Goliathus cacicus 10.0 cm (3.94 inches) Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Upper Volta
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Sources:  Various including the University of Florida Book of Insect Records.

List Notes: Image by Didier Descouens [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Largest Insects in the World

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