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Extremely Rare And Expensive Insects That Can Turn You Into A Millionaire

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1. STAG BEETLE – THE MOST EXPENSIVE INSECT IN THE WORLD


View pictures in App save up to 80% data. $89,000 ( About 35 million naira)

Well, that is the price of the stag beetle, a rather unique and very rare insect. This tiny insect is themost rare and strange species in the world. Unlike other insects, the stag beetle has red blood mandibles and protruding antlers hanging on the back of the head.

THE STAG BEETLE HAS SHINY BLACK HEAD AND THORAX, WHILE HIS WING CASE IS CHESTNUT BROWN. THERE IS ALSO A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE SPECIES. MALE BEETLES HAVE HUGE ANGLERS View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

DIET AND EATING

Stag beetle larvae feed on rotting wood. They leave behind a distinctive network of tunnels and chambers. Adults live for just a few months. They feed on fruit juice, tree sap, and water, which they drink using their orange and furry tongue.

Adult stag beetles cannot feed on solid wood. They rely on their fat reserves built during the larvae period. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. WHERE DO THEY LIVE?

Stag beetles spend most of their live underground. Why? Because most of their life cycle is being a larva. They can spend anywhere between three and seven years, developing from a larvae to an adult stag beetle. The time depends on the weather.

Cold weather is not suitable for stag beetles, as it can extend the larvae process. Once they grow, they leave the rotting wood and build a large cocoon in the soul. There, they metamorphose into an adult, and spend the winter in the soil. Adult beetles emerge from mid-May onwards. By the end of August, they die.

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2. The Queen Alexandra's Birdwing View pictures in App save up to 80% data. $10,000 a pair( About 4 million naira)


The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing, with a wingspan of up to 12 inches, is among the world’s rarest butterflies, but next to nothing is known about it.

It happens to be the world’s largest butterfly, with a wingspan of up to 12 inches. Its wings are adorned in iridescent blue-green and yellow. And its caterpillars are equally impressive, with large black bodies broken by a yellow saddle and long red spikes

The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing was discovered in 1906 by British naturalist Albert Meek, whose 1913 book, “A Naturalist in Cannibal Land,” recounted his two decades of work in New Guinea. The primary targets of his research were butterflies, especially birdwing butterflies that have exceptionally long forewings and showy coloration, as well as birds of paradise, known for their elaborate mating rituals.

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For six decades following its discovery, no attempts were made to quantify the abundance of the Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing, though even then it was known to be rare and unique. 

3. Colombian Lesserback Tarantula View pictures in App save up to 80% data. $600

This is easily one of the most sought-after tarantulas that exists today. A bird spider that reigns for Colombia, it's covered in woolly hairs and an absolutely stunning appearance

There are actually several types of this species, all fetching different prices.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

 Xenesthis immanis "blue", which has unparalleled coloration and fetches around $1300 for a fully-grown female specimen. The "bright" coloration yields a black tarantula with purple coloration on its carapace and costs around what the blue costs.

Even the standard Xenesthis immanis has stunning patterns and colors that help it sell for over $1000.

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Top Comments
AdeshinaMicheals · 06/28/2020
nice write up and good research
FadeyiTemitope · 06/28/2020
wow. whooping 35 million for a beetle
JackyeJohnson · 06/28/2020
am looking for a stag beetle
TheGistdoctor · 06/27/2020
that spider looks really big

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