May 072016

World's Longest Insect

A bug over half a meter (1.6 feet) long discovered in southern China has been declared the world’s longest insect.

A stick insect measuring 62.4 centimeters (24.6 inches) found two years ago in the southern province of Guangxi has broken the record for length among the world’s 807,625 known insects, the official Xinhua agency said, citing the Insect Museum of West China.

The previous record-holder was a Malaysian 56.7-centimeter-long (22.3 inches) stick insect discovered in 2008 and now on display in London’s Natural History Museum

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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