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The Guinness world record, for the first time in China insects. Chengdu Huaxi insect museum found a more giant fishflies individual, was officially recognized as the world's largest aquatic insects.
In June 1st, Chengdu Entomological Museum curator Zhao Li Huaxi received the Guinness world record certificate, with the above English wrote: the largest aquatic insects (Pterygota) is a species of fish from (the giant fishflies), it has a 21.6 cm wingspan, found in July 12, 2015 in Sichuan Chengdu Chinese. The specimens displayed in Huaxi insect museum.
Generally speaking, the insect wings, the width of the body than your hand as far as possible to the maximum, but also a little wide. An adult male thumb tip to the fingertip, try to open when the general is only 20 cm. It is less than 21.6 cm wingspan.
This is only the giant fishflies found in Qingcheng mountain.
About the process, Zhao Li said, because Guinness on science records declared the rigor of the harsh, will verify the contents of the Declaration on multiple channels. Shop due to Guinness's declaration procedures are not familiar with, originally did not expect to declare, this record is Guinness offered to the museum to declare, the relevant staff in detail to introduce them to the reporting procedures, and actively assist, the whole process does not charge any fees.
7 2015, the Sichuan Museum in Qingchengshan found a long look like a giant Dragonfly teeth of strange insects, after identification, is called the giant fishflies aquatic insects.
Found on the measurement of samples, the largest individual wingspan of 21.6 cm, the world is seen the largest aquatic insects.
This discovery soon attracted international attention, because in the past recognized that the largest aquatic insects to survive in the modern, a helicopter damselfly Dragonfly produced in South America, its wings open record when the maximum width of 19.10 cm. And the discovery of the largest more giant fishflies wingspan than the former nearly 2 cm wide.
The widely known, existed on the earth's history the largest aquatic insects meganeura, wingspan can reach 75 cm, but as early as 250 million years ago during the Permian became extinct.
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