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