At the point when researcher Piotr Naskrecki heard stirring in a rainforest, he anticipated that will see a possum or rodent.
Yet his interest turned to stun when a puppy-sized bug abounded under his spotlight.
“When I turned on the light, I couldn’t exactly comprehend what I was seeing,” Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographic artist at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, told Live Science.
The South American Goliath birdeater is the world’s biggest bug, with a leg compass of up to 30 centimeters (or the measure of “a kid’s lower arm”) and weighing more than 170 grams.
Naskrecki, who recognized the giant animal in a South American rainforest in 2012, saw it rub its rear legs against its stomach area, conveying hairs with small spikes on them. He said the points are “greatly terrible and bothersome”.
The profoundly venomous 8-legged creature likewise has five-centimeter teeth.
In any case in uplifting news, regardless of the possibility that it nibbles you, “a chicken can presumably accomplish more harm,” Naskrecki said.
Naskrecki got the female and took her again to his lab to study.