Search

Search Type:

Today's News and Humor
Slow Food Vs. Fast Food - A Fun Way To Grow Up!
Trump's Secretary Of Defense - Marine Corp General "Mad Dog" Mattis - 7 Best Quotes
Cops: Salvation Army Volunteer Exposed Himself
The People Who Think They Run The Country And Just Which Newspapers They READ!
10 Russian KGB Secret Operations - These Guys Were NASTY!



Special Images and Pictures
SOP - B - OLDE MOVIES - MOVIE STARS - SILENT FILMS - STARLETS - MUSICIANS
SOP - D - CIRCUS ACTS - VAUDEVILLE - FREAKS - ENTERTAINMENT
SOP - B - WORLD WAR TWO - WWII - TROOPS - BATTLES - EQUIPMENT - ALLIES - UNITED STATES - ENGLAND - RUSSIA
SOP - A - OLDE VEHICLES - CARS & TRUCKS 1900 - 1940
SOP - F - OLDE GHOST PICTURES - UFO'S - STRANGE EERIE ITEMS - MYSTERIES


Strange Survey
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NATIONAL PARK OR AREA IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES TO VISIT?
 NEW ENGLAND
 NEW YORK CITY
 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - SFO - NAPA
 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 TEXAS AND THE SOUTH
 THE BEACHES OF FLORIDA
 THE GRAND CANYON!
 THE LAKES OF THE MIDWEST
 THE NORTHWEST
 YELLOWSTONE PARK
 
View Previous Surveys





The Goliath Beetle - The Largest Beetle on Earth

The Goliath beetle is about the size of your fist and can weigh as much as 3-4 ounces.

No, they're not as big as the "Fab Four", in either physical size or reputation, but the Goliath Beetle is big news in the insect world.

Most people can recognize a beetle, since there are so many varieties around the home and garden. But there would be no problem recognizing this particular beetle, because it can grow to nearly five inches long, and weigh close to four ounces. That would sort of make it stand out amongst the common insects in your yard.

Beetles have existed for well over 300 million years, although they have evolved in shape and size. Goliath Beetles are members of the scarab family, which has 30,000 different species, and that's just one group! Each species has hundreds of thousands of living specimens. The numbers can make your skin crawl if you think about them long enough.

But they're helpful creatures. They scuttle along the ground, eating dead vegetation and animal droppings, processing them and dropping the "end product" further along the ground, thereby spreading out nature's refuse. Their adaptability in diet and environment, is thought to be the reason they have survived for so long.

Were they always this big? Yes. And likely even bigger. The earliest beetle fossils, a cockroach-like creature that comes from the Jurassic period, may have been super-sized due to the warmer climactic conditions, which means that with global warming, we may in the future face bigger, and badder, insects.
 






The Strange Family




© 2017 StrangeCosmos.com
Read our Privacy Policy

StrangeCosmos.com StrangeVehicles.com StrangeZoo.com StrangePolitics.com StrangePersons.com
StrangeSports.com StrangeCelebrities.com StrangeMilitary.com StrangeDangers.com StrangePolice.com
StrangeBusiness.com StrangeFunKidz.com StrangeTravel.com StrangeAmericans.com StrangeFarmer.com
StrangeCollege.com StrangeOldePictures.com StrangeRacer.com StrangeBlondes.com StrangeGolf.com
StrangeVacations.com StrangeFunVideos.com StrangeMedical.com    

Disclaimer: We do our best to avoid copyrighted material. If anything on this site has been copyrighted by you, please contact us so we can remove it or give you credit!