Freaky Deaky: Timelapse Of A Hercules Beetle's Metamorphosis

January 28, 2019

This is a National Geographic timelapse video of a Hercules beetle (the longest extant species of beetle, and one of the world's largest flying insects, previously seen here) metamorphosing from larvae to full-size Kevin Sorbo beetle. Fascinating. Also: freaky deaky. It's hard to believe there are even insects that grow that large. It's also hard to believe the size of the cockroach I found hanging onto the side of one of my shoes yesterday when I went to put them on. Thankfully it was dead. It was the size of a Reese's Peanut Butter Easter Egg. "GW? Please don't use Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs as a size reference for something so gross ever again." Ahahaahaha, my girlfriend is gonna be pissed when she reads this, those things are her life.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to my pal Terry, who loves bugs the same way I love dinosaurs and outer space: with all his coal-black heart.

  • The_Wretched

    In 2022 Trump America, these will be mandatory lunch food for anyone who votes for a Democrat.

  • AtomicMountain

    "We're gonna need a bigger boot."

  • GeneralDisorder

    I feel like a size 12 with metal cleats should do the job nicely.

  • Eric Ord

    Isn't Kevin Sorbo some kind of weird creationist or something now?

  • ChungLingSoo

    That is Alien movie stuff! If they ever make another of the franchise they need to add in some kind of icky metamorphosis like this.

  • James Mcelroy

    they should drop one of those grubs in someone's ear.

  • Bling Nye

    ...We're gonna need a bigger orifice.

  • Big Dog on Krampus
  • Nick Pappagiorgio

    I was gonna make a long post using WORDS about Starship Troopers influences, but some JERK with a youtube link beat me to it. /s

  • Munihausen

    movie is so great

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Zergs' ancestors...

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