Giant Dobsonfly Found in China

Posted on August 25, 2014

Nature’s wonders are not limited to only breathtaking places and unbelievable phenomena. The world has a large amount of different animals — insects, birds, and mammals. Each kind of animal can also have hundreds of different subspecies.

In Sichuan, China, a team of scientists has found an amazingly large dobsonfly. Having a wingspan of 8.2 inches (21 centimeters), this dobsonfly is reported as the largest of its kind.


Don’t worry, because these insects aren’t venomous. They also live only for seven days after they reach full-growth. Oftentimes they are found underwater, or under large rocks. Chances of having an encounter with them are very low, but if you see one, beware of their stinky anal spray, which is comparable to that of a skunk.

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Genevieve Baxa is a college student living in the Philippines. She has a great passion in writing, especially in writing short stories. This unpredictable lady loves everything about East Asia. She is enthralled by the culture and fashion of these countries. She also loves everything about children; teaching them; taking care of them; and playing with them. In addition to that, Genevieve especially loves to go on Mission Trips and serving different kinds of people. Above everything else, she is a lady who fears her God.
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