If you like insects, you’ll like this one! OK seriously though, who likes insects? Sure I get the fact that they help clean the environment and all that, but they’re creepy as hell and they are what nightmares are made of! Well to make matters even worse, China has just discovered the BIGGEST insect of them all.
The Insect Museum of West China has just found the world’s largest flying insect: The Giant Dobsonfly. The Dobsonfly is an aquatic insect and is typically found in China, India, and Vietnam. Ok…starting to feel a little better now since I’m nowhere near there. And now for your feature presentation…the GIANT DOBSONFLY *shudder*.
It’s (kind of) reassuring to know that the Giant Dobsonfly spends most of its time in the larvae stage
It is also highly susceptible to pollution so please feel free to dump all your chemical waste in, on, or around it
Here’s a fun fact: there are 220 species of Dobsonflies, and this one is the BIGGEST
CNN describes the Dobsonfly as “large enough to cover the human face”. Thanks CNN – now I’ll be able to sleep like a baby!
Here it is compared to an egg!
It has a wingspan of 8.27 inches
Share this stunning creature with others so that they may be fully prepared in case of a Dobsonfly attack!