World biggest aquatic insect found in China


ISLAMABAD: Experts have reported the discovery in southern China of the world’s yet-biggest aquatic insect, which has been found to be a giant dobsonfly.

The specimen, discovered in China’s Sichuan Province, has been described as having long teeth and fearsome pincers, Xinhua reported.

So far also spotted elsewhere in China, as well as in northern Vietnam, and India’s Assam state, the largest one of the insects has been reported to have a 21-centimeter-long (8.27-inches-long) wingspan.

The previous record belongs to a South American helicopter damselfly, which had a wingspan of 19.1 centimeters (7.5 inches). The newly-discovered insect is subsumed under the Megaloptera order.

Source : APP

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