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Heavyweight Hexapods: The largest insects

The maximum size of insects is tightly constrained by their fundamental biology and atmospheric conditions.  Regardless, some insects push these constraints to their absolute limit.  Here I will talk about some of the largest living and extinct hexapods.

Lets begin with a summary chart.

Continue reading to hear about each of these insects…
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Michael Bok is a graduate student studying the visual system of mantis shrimp.

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Bringing in the catch

Santiago Sunset

Serra Malagueta National Park



Pico da Antónia

Porto Mosquito Sunset

Stylomma palmatum

Odontodactylus cultrifer

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