Dryococelus australis, more affectionately known as the tree lobster, was thought to be extinct by 1930. In 2001, a small population was discovered living on a small volcanic stack in the Pacific Ocean known as Ball’s Pyramid.
They can be roughly 6 inches long by the time they reach adulthood. What charmed me most about these guys is that the males and females tend to form a bond, a relationship unusual for insects. The male almost acts as a shadow for his female, following her around and engaging in the activities she does.