World’s biggest insect is so huge it eats carrots

Adventurer Mark Moffett has found the world’s biggest insect – which is so huge it can eat carrots.

Mark Moffett found the cricket-like creature, which weighs a staggering 71 grams Photo: SOLENT

Former park ranger Mark, 53, discovered the giant weta up a tree and his real life Bug’s Bunny has now been declared the largest ever found.

He came across the cricket-like creature, which has a wing span of seven inches, after two days of searching on a tiny island.

The creepy crawly is only found on Little Barrier Island, in New Zealand.

The species were wiped off the mainland by rats accidentally introduced by Europeans.

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