10 Rarest Insect Species Found in the World

By: Jai
Published On: 03 Dec, 2023
Lord Howe Island Stick Insect: Also known as the "tree lobster," this insect was considered extinct but was rediscovered on Ball's Pyramid, a rocky outcrop near Lord Howe Island.
Kakapo Notornis: While technically a parrot, the Kakapo, or night parrot, is a flightless and nocturnal bird that is exceptionally rare, found in New Zealand.
Giant Weta: Native to New Zealand, this large insect is one of the heaviest in the world, with some species capable of weighing more than a sparrow.
Atlas Moth: Boasting one of the largest wingspans among moths, the Atlas Moth is found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia.
Pinta Island Tortoise Beetle: Indigenous to the Galapagos Islands, this rare beetle is associated with the Pinta Island Tortoise, one of the rarest tortoises globally.
Peacock Spider: With vibrant colors and intricate mating dances, these tiny spiders native to Australia are known for their striking appearance.
Sumatran Rhino: While not an insect, the Sumatran Rhino is a critically endangered species, with few individuals remaining in the wild due to habitat loss.
Fairyfly: Belonging to the wasp family, these minuscule insects are among the smallest known to science, with some species barely visible to the naked eye.
St. Helena Earwig: Endemic to St. Helena Island, this earwig is critically endangered, and conservation efforts focus on protecting its unique habitat.
Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tarantula: Native to India, this tarantula is prized for its stunning blue coloration and is considered one of the rarest and most beautiful spiders globally.
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