The current record, a 3.5 metre wasp nest found on a farmstead in Waimauku near Auckland in 1963 was so heavy that it fell from the tree where it had been built and broke in two.

If initial reports in the UK’s Daily Mail are to be believed though, the new contender found in Spain could be nearly double the size of the incumbent champion.

The seven metre long monolith, created entirely out of wood bark has left an abandoned hut on the island paradise packed to the rafters with literally millions of the buzzing, stinging insects.

Officials have reportedly cordoned the house off and are even now in the process of trying to figure out how to officially measure the nest, before safely removing it.

Experts believe that the species of wasp who built this particular nest originated in Africa and migrated across to Tenerife.