World’s Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Discovered in China’s Sichuan province

July 23, 2014 11:38 AM

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World’s Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Discovered in China’s Sichuan province

Earlier this month, local villagers in the outer reaches of Chengdu, China's Sichuan province, have returned a Dobsonfly. The insect having eight inches wing span and massive snake-like fangs is the world's largest flying aquatic insect.

Previously, the largest known aquatic insect was the South American helicopter damselfly. It had a wingspan measuring 7.5 inches. The Insect Museum of West China said they have examined many of these critters.

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