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Top 15 Weirdest Insects in the World

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Giant Silk Moth
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Scientific name: Hyalophora cecropia
Habitat: North America

That must be the inspiration behind an insect Pokemon! The giant silk moth is a moth from the royal moth family. It’s earned the “giant” in its name: the insect has an impressive wingspan of 5.9 inch (15 cm)! And: because they eat so much as caterpillars, the adults don’t eat anything at all. When they come out of their cocoons, they don’t even have mouths anymore. That’s why they only live for one season.

Giant Silk Moth Giant Silk Moth - Photo: apiguide/Shutterstock

Giant Silk Moth Giant Silk Moth - Photo: Cathy Keifer/Shutterstock

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