World’s Largest Aquatic Insect Discovered

Megaloptera

Millions of species of animals and plants have yet  to be identified by science, and thousands are described every year. Not many however, are as spectacular as this...

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MegalopteraMillions of species of animals and plants have yet  to be identified by science, and thousands are described every year. Not many however, are as spectacular as this little critter.

The latest arrival is a Megaloptera (appropriately enough meaning large wing) found in Sichuan, China. Information of the new species is sparse, at least in the English-language press. Indeed so far it appears to even lack an official name, but we do have some good photos showing off its 21cm wingspan.

 

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