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Whats the name of the biggest moth in the world ?
Morgan's sphinx moth
The Atlas moth is one of the largest lepidopterans with a wingspan measuring between 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in) and a wing surface area of about 400 cm^2 (62 in^2). Attacus atlas, the Atlas moth, is a large saturniid moth endemic to the forests of Asia. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae.
This primitive arthropod is thought to be the deepest terrestrial animal ever found on Earth. What is the depth of its living?
above 500 metres (1650 ft)
above 1000 metres (3300 ft)
almost 2000 metres (6500 ft)
almost 3500 metres (11400 ft)
Plutomurus ortobalaganensis is the deepest terrestrial animal ever found on Earth, living at 1,980 metres (6,500 ft) below a cave entrance. It is a species of springtail (arthropods) endemic to the Krubera-Voronja cave system in Georgia. It was discovered in the CAVEX Team expedition of 2010.
What is the longest animal on Earth?
The largest nemertean and possibly the longest animal is the bootlace worm, Lineus longissimus. A specimen found washed ashore on a beach in St. Andrews, Scotland in 1864 was recorded at a length of 55 m (180 ft). This thing makes the blue whale seem short by comparison. Its mucus is highly toxic.
Which snake has the longest fangs?
eastern diamondback rattlesnake
Gaboon viper is found in the rainforests and savannas of sub-Saharan Africa. Like all vipers, it is venomous. It has the longest fangs (up to 5 cm) and the highest venom yield of any snake. The body is boldly patterned with rectangles and triangles of buff, purple, and brown, which gives the snake its velvetlike appearance and provides excellent camouflage.
The largest contemporary fish living exclusively in freshwater is ...
Beluga (Huso huso)
Arapaima (Arapaima gigas)
Pangaz (Pangasianodon gigas)
Chinese Paddlefish (Psephurus gladius)
The arapaima, pirarucu, or paiche are any large species of bonytongue in the genus Arapaima native to the Amazon and Essequibo basins of South America. Genus Arapaima is the type genus of the family Arapaimidae. They are among the world's largest freshwater fish, reaching as much as 3 m (9.8 ft).
This breed of cattle from Africa is known for its the huge horns.
The Ankole-Watusi is a modern American breed of domestic cattle. It derives from the Ankole group of Sanga cattle breeds of central Africa. It is characterized by very large horns.
The highest number of kittens born by a single cat during its whole life is ...
A cat named Dusty, born in 1935, in Bonham, Texas, USA gave birth to 420 kittens during her life. On June 12, 1952, she gave birth to the last litter (one female).
How old was the world's oldest greater flamingo?
Greater was the world's oldest greater flamingo, residing at the Adelaide Zoo in Adelaide, Australia. It was at least 83 years old, having arrived at the zoo from either Cairo or Hamburg in either 1933, 1930, 1925, or 1919, at which point it was already a full-grown adult. On October 29, 2008, Greater was attacked and beaten by four teenagers. In late January 2014, Greater's health deteriorated even further, and the decision was made to euthanize Greater.
Which mammals have the best sense of smell?
The area of nasal mucous membrane in a bear's head is 7 times greater than a bloodhound's (and one hundred times larger than in a human's). Polar bears have been seen to march up to 40 miles in a straight line to reach a prey animal they have detected.
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