World’s largest aquatic insect specimen found in China

Large enough to cover the face of a human adult, this scary-looking insect is also known among entomologists as an indicator of good water quality.The world’s largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China’s Sichuan province, experts say.   According to the Insect Museum of West China, local villagers in the outskirts of Chengdu handed over “weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies with long teeth” earlier this month.   Several of these odd critters were examined by the museum and found to be unusually large specimens of the giant dobsonfly, which is native to China and Vietnam.…MORE

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One Response to World’s largest aquatic insect specimen found in China

  1. sarasinart says:

    Oh if they come here I’ll be having a coronary.

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