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What is the largest insect?

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What is the largest insect?
Well, among the longest insects are the South American long-horned beetle (Tytanus giganteus), which measures almost 10 inches long, and a stick insect — Pharnacia serritypes, a group where the females can measure more than 14 inches long. The heaviest insect is the African Goliath beetle (Megasoma elephas), which can weigh up to about 3-1/2 ounces.