Wondering just how large this giant flying insect is? One specimen from Brazil measured in with a wingspan of around 12 inches. That’s the same as a two-liter soda bottle!
The titan beetle (Titanus giganteus) is the only species in the Titanus genus. Specimens have been found as large as 6.6 inches long — around the same length as a pencil.
The largest Goliath beetles are males, and they can measure up to 4.3 inches long. Females are a bit smaller, with a maximum size of 3.1 inches.
While the Atlas moth’s wingspan is a bit smaller than the white witch moth’s at 9.4 inches, they have a large wing area — around 25 square inches.
While their size of 2 inches makes them one of the smallest of the largest flying insects in the world, they’re still one of the largest wasp species.