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.