WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE INSECT
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STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the most expensive insect in the world?
The next time you see a beetle and
are tempted to squash it, you may want to take a closer look before sending it
to its final fate. This is because the most expensive insect in the world comes
from the beetle family! And who ever thought that people would pay for insects
This expensive beetle is the stag beetle and the
chance that you’ll run across one is slim. It’s only one of the 1,200 types of
beetles there are! The stag beetle looks pretty menacing as it has mandibles
that are shaped much like claws and can look pretty ferocious, even for an
insect! However, the mandibles are generally perfectly harmless to human beings
and are only used against other stag beetles when males want to mate with the
These beetles are usually approximately 2 inches in
length and they are quite rare however, they don’t all cost as much as the most
expensive insect. That title belongs to one stag beetle in particular - one that
measured just over 3 inches and was hand-delivered to an insect shop by the
breeder in Japan.
And just how much would you pay for a mean-looking
beetle? Well, if you’re as interested in insects as this insect shop owner is,
you’d willingly hand over 10 million yen, which is about $89,000 USD!
The Stag Beetle
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