World’s Biggest Water Bugs In China (With Photos)

World’s Biggest Water Bugs

This guy has been hitting the media pretty hot lately and getting the attention of the world.

Why? Big as a bird, but yet attractive in a scary way.

How big exactly though?

Insects the size of human faces have been found in Sichuan province, China. -Newsweek

The insect had a wingspan of 8.27 inches and pinchers roughly the size of a human pinkie finger.

“The largest one measured 21 centimeters (8.27 inches) when its wings were open, according to the museum, busting the original record for largest aquatic insect held by a South American helicopter damselfly, which had a wingspan of 19.1 centimeters (7.5 inches).”-CNN

“The aquatic critters are “highly sensitive to any changes in the water’s pH as well as the presence of trace elements of pollutants.” If the water is even “slightly contaminated, the giant dobsonfly will move on to seek cleaner waters.”-Yahoo


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