Fastest Insect in the World
If you want to know the record holder for the fastest insect in the world, then you're in the right place. The fastest insect in the world are divided into groud speed and flying speed. The fastest insect on the ground is the cockroach. In an experiment carried out at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991, an American cockroach registered a record speed of 5.4 kilometres per hour (3.4 mph), about 50 body lengths per second, which would be comparable to a human running at 330 kilometres per hour (210 mph). The fastest flying insect is the dragon fly. It was claimed that the Southern Giant Darner flying at nearly 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) in a rough field measurement, but a more reliable record shows a 35 mph speed.
Sphingids or (hawk moths) are one of the fastest flying insects as well, some are capable of flying at over 50 km/h (30 miles per hour). They have a wingspan of 35-150 mm.