'Plants and Animals'

Heaviest Insect

Posted by admin 08 May 2013 Comments Off
Heaviest Insect

The World Record of making ‘heaviest insect’ in the world has been achieved by the Giant Weta species of New Zealand.

This particular specimen was found by a nature observer and discoverer called Mark Moffett. This insect was found in a remote island of New Zealand called the Little Barrier Island. There are over more than seventy types of Weta species in New Zealand but the Giant Weta is the biggest insect in the world because of its weight. The Giant Weta species resembles a cricket in appearance and is endemic to the Little Barrier Island. This particular insect weighed 71 gms. and had a wing-span of seven inches.

Tallest Tree

Posted by admin 25 Mar 2013 Comments Off
Tallest Tree

The World Record of ‘tallest tree’ in the world has been achieved by Hyperion (Californian redwood) from California, USA.

This tree belongs to General Sherman (more commonly known as the coast redwood or Californian redwood) species. The scientific name of the species is Sequoia Sempervirens. The total height of this particular tree is 115.61 meters (379.3 ft). This is the tallest living tree in the world and is located in the Redwood National and State Park in the state of California. The estimation of the details of the tree is that it is likely to contain 18,600 cubic feet (530 cubic meters) of wood. The age of this particular tree is estimated to be 700-800 years.