Man Discovers Largest Insect on Earth

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    Pictured above is a giant weta. Actually, it’s a giant giant weta. You see, giant wetas are, as a species, larger than any other species of insect currently in existence. The one above is the largest particular giant weta, a goliath of goliaths. The specimen was found by former park ranger Mark Moffett on Little Barrier Island in New Zealand, the only place giant wetas are known to currently live. Surprisingly enough, Moffett was actually looking for the bugs, so the discovery was something to be celebrated, not something to be feared and haunted by, as I initially assumed upon seeing the picture.

    This little gargantuan bugger has a wingspan of about seven inches and weighs about as much as three mice. It also has the ability to eat your dreams and can literally frighten your heart out of your body if encountered unexpectedly.

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    I do have to admit that after looking at these pictures for a bit, she’s actually sort of cute, in a blood-curdling sort of way.

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    Is that it, I was in the malaysian rainforest once and there was this cicada that had to have been like 4 inches long. the damn thing kept banging into the light and when an insect that size does it it goes BANG BANG BANG BA NG BANG.
     
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    When I lived in Florida they had HUGE FUCKING bugs called water bugs that were fucking everywhere. They are the largest insects in North America.
     
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    Man I lived in asia, to compensate for the dimunitive men, the insects are fucking huge.
     
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    Reminds me of a pet Praying Mantis I had when I lived in Papua New Guinea.

    By largest species, I suppose they mean species average, as I have seen locusts that were as big, if not bigger than that. Not as fat though.

    Daaaaaaamn! Never seen one even close to that size. These assholes bite as well.
     
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    This bitch is nice too:

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    God-fucking-dammit thats fucking creepy.
     
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    did you know that the circuits in modern cars which stop you from hitting things are based on locust brains?
     
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    no ,.
    they are based on their antenna. yes yes the park your self shit. i know i know . waves hand. LOOK AT THESE FUCKING BUGS MAN! stay focused also im in a robe
     
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    they're not based on the antenna, they're based on the visual cortex.

    and I'm not talking about the park itself things, I'm talking about the bit that automatically brakes when there's someone in front of you
     
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    Real-time robot vision for collision avoidance inspired by
    neuronal circuits of insects
    Hirotsugu Okuno and Tetsuya Yagi
    Abstract—A real-time vision sensor for collision avoidance
    was designed. To respond selectively to approaching objects
    on direct collision course, the sensor employs an algorithm
    inspired by the visual nervous system in a locust, which can
    avoid a collision robustly by using visual information. We
    implemented the architecture of the locust nervous system with
    a compact hardware system which contains mixed analogdigital
    integrated circuits consisting of an analog resistive
    network and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) circuits.
    The response properties of the system were examined by using
    simulated movie images, and the system was tested also in realworld
    situations by loading it on a motorized car. The system
    was confirmed to respond selectively to colliding objects even
    in complicated real-world situations.
    I. INTRODUCTION
    Animals can detect and avoid approaching objects in
    real-time using the visual nervous system [1]. In insects,
    such ability of collision avoidance is achieved with limited
    nervous networks of the small cephalon. The comparatively
    simple nervous networks of insects enable researchers to
    specify the functions and activities of an individual neuron
    and those of well-defined neural circuits [2]–[4]. Based on
    this background, artificial visual systems that imitate some
    features of the nervous system of flies have been developed to
    demonstrate the advantages of employing such bio-inspired
    systems in robotic vision [5]–[7]. Locusts have attracted
    attention for their ability to avoid collisions through the
    use of monocular cues. A neuron named the lobula giant
    movement detector (LGMD) has been identified as being
    responsible for triggering avoidance behavior in the locust
    visual nervous system [8]–[10], and a network model of the
    neuronal circuit has been proposed [11].
    The collision avoidance algorithms inspired by these biological
    studies have been implemented on a personal computer
    (PC) [12]–[14], and a digital very large-scale integrated
    (VLSI) vision chip has been designed to mimic the collision
    avoidance response of the locust neuronal circuits [15][16].
    In the previous study, we proposed a network model to
    implement the LGMD neurons with a mixed analog-digital
    integrated circuits and demonstrated that the system gave
    rise to responses similar to that of LGMD neurons using
    simulated video movies [17].
    In the present study, the system was implemented with
    a neuromorphic silicon retina [18] and field-programmable
     
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    when I read that I heard it in Farnsworth's voice. sounded good too.
     
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    I do. I find fascinating neural networks, and evolutionary programming.

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