- "I caught a goliath beetle! Hah! He doesn't look so big."
Museum[edit | edit source]
An information board in the bug exhibit will provide information about this bug.
"Goliath beetles, named after the legendary giant, are among the largest insects in the world. The larvae can weigh four ounces or more. Once mature, they are only half that weight, however. They spend their days flying from tree to tree to feed on tree sap or fruits."
In real life[edit | edit source]
The Goliath Beetle is among one of the largest insects on Earth, if measured in terms of size, bulk and weight. They can be found in many of Africa’s tropical forests, where they feed primarily on tree sap and fruit. Adult males measure from 60-110 mm in length, while females measure from 50–80 mm in length. Larvae can reach weights of up to 80–100 grams, but adults are only about half this weight. Females range from a dark brown to silky white, but males are normally brown/white/black or black/white.