World's largest flying aquatic insect found, and it's nasty lookin'

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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:16 AM
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(above pic is a Dobsonfly as well but looks to be a different variety)





What appears to be the world's largest flying aquatic insect was discovered earlier this month in China's Sichuan province, officials there say. According to the Insect Museum of West China, an expedition to the outskirts of Chengdu in mid-July returned dobsonflies with 8.3-inch wingspans and "giant snake-like fangs." Previously, the largest-known aquatic insect was the South American helicopter damselfly, which had a wingspan measuring 7.5 inches.


ca.news.yahoo.com...

Imagine a few of those things getting stuck in your hair lol.
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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:19 AM
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(Johnny talking to guests around the dinner table) "Were going to need a larger Fly-Swatter"



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:19 AM
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Somehow I doubled my pleasure but not my fun (Double post for some insectous reason)
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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:21 AM
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Good God!! That thing looks like it could lay a hurting on you after it carried away your first born.

I bet if it flew into one of those bug zappers it would kick the breaker...



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:22 AM
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How the heck could that behemoth stay off the radar until now? lol.

What if there are like, swarms of them out there!!

Yags!




posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:27 AM
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originally posted by: canucks555
How the heck could that behemoth stay off the radar until now? lol.

What if there are like, swarms of them out there!!

Yags!



Can you imagine if they hatched and swarmed like the mayflies just did??

www.usatoday.com...

You'd have scrape off your skin with rusty razor blades and jump off the nearest bridge just to keep them from touching you.

That thing gives me the heebeejeebees.
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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:28 AM
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Baby dragons are flying around China.

The end is nigh, my friends.




posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:31 AM
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Look like something out of a SyFy movie.....

'Invasion of the Viper Dragonfly'

Coming soon to a theater near you.....


Seriously tho, that thing looks wicked
Good find OP

S&F



a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

I bet if it flew into one of those bug zappers it would kick the breaker...


LMAO.....you got that right!!!

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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:49 AM
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I would scream like a little girl if that thing landed on me! I don't have irrational phobias of bugs and spiders, but that thing thing would scare the crap out of me.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 02:54 AM
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These things haven't been anywhere near Fukashima have they?



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 03:08 AM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
I bet if it flew into one of those bug zappers it would kick the breaker...


lol

2nd



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 03:16 AM
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originally posted by: smithjustinb

originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
I bet if it flew into one of those bug zappers it would kick the breaker...


lol

2nd

Did you beat me to it? I was about to suggest this bugger is another reason to back the 2d.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 03:17 AM
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I'd never hurt a fly, but a dobsonfly....

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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 03:19 AM
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I have seen them here in michigan before. The larvae are called hellgramites or hellbenders and are found in streams.
A few years back a friend caught a adult dobson fly in ann arbor, the thing was huge mean and ugly.

Here is a video about them



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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 03:30 AM
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a reply to: canucks555

We get those nasties in the N. Ga, Mountains. I used to collect the larva for our local science teacher for his classes.

Dobson Fly Larva


They are big suckers too...

Des


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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 03:38 AM
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originally posted by: JohnnyAnonymous
(Johnny talking to guests around the dinner table) "Were going to need a larger Fly-Swatter"


Here ya go Johnny...girl not included...




Des



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 03:43 AM
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Here's one of them in the USA. It doesn't seem to be too happy to be held down:

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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 04:04 AM
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a reply to: canucks555

I could see a 12ga ammo shortage in my near future if they were around here. You sure this thing isn't a mini CIA drone? So whats the predator for this? Toothpicks for bigfoot?



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 04:12 AM
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Horrid little er I mean big thing .
Yikes that is big. I don't like dragonflies to begin with. They look like helicopters when they fly around. I get the blue ones around my yard. Sometimes find dead ones inside. The cats like them. Thankfully they take care of them so I don't have to.

I would scream so loud I would be heard in china if that thing flew at my head.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 04:19 AM
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originally posted by: Destinyone
a reply to: canucks555

We get those nasties in the N. Ga, Mountains. I used to collect the larva for our local science teacher for his classes.

Dobson Fly Larva


They are big suckers too...

Des




You touched these larvae? !

Guess I touched bugs when I was a kid too. I used to pet bumble bees until my mother said oh don't do that , they will sting you! Wasn't scared until I was told to be. Funny how that works.





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