World’s longest insect found in China

Beijing: As per the information given by the authorities, a long silhouette was found wobbling on a mountain road in south China and is probably the world’s longest insect.

Zhao Li, with the Insect Museum of West China (IMWC) in Chengdu, discovered the 62.4-cm-long stick insect during a field inspection in Guangxi Zhuang region in 2014.

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More than two feet and six inches, it easily breaks the record for length for all 807,625 insects discovered so far, according to the IMWC. The previous record holder was a stick insect found in Malaysia in 2008. It measured 56.7 cm and is currently at the Natural History Museum in London.