Science Pictures: The Worlds Longest Insect

The Phobaeticus chani is known to hold the record for the longest living insect in the world. Though recently discovered it has already made it in the world book of records beating the previous record holder Phobaeticus serratipes.  Its longest is said to have a length of 35.7 cm excluding its legs. These weird looking insects are said to thrive in the canopy of the rain forests, which explains why they were so hard to find. What is even more alarming about these insects is the egg they produce. Their eggs have a somewhat tiny wing which they use for gliding from tree to tree.

Below are some science pictures showing the Phobaeticus Chani and their eggs:

Phobaeticus chani

Phobaeticus Chani's eggs

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2 Response to Science Pictures: The Worlds Longest Insect

April 25, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Wow! This is a large insect indeed!!! I would be definitely afraid if I found one at home.

April 28, 2011 at 3:09 AM

It is very informative information from the GK point of view. It is an interesting news. I like your blog. please keep continue sharing this type of attractive news.

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