Insect With 8.3 Inches WingsRecently, an aquatic insect has been discovered on the mountain ranges of ‘Chengdu, which is a Sichuan province in China’. Due to the unique 8.3 inches sized wingspan of this ‘mysterious specimen’, it is supposed to be known as the largest insect on water, among all the aquatic insects on the planet Earth.

This specimen is discovered to be a member of the ‘Megaloptera family’. This Megaloptera family is the parent of almost 300 number of species that include ‘fish flies, dobsonflies and even alderflies’. The name ‘Megaloptera’ can be divided into two parts –‘Mega’ that means large sized, and ‘ptera’ that means ‘wings’. Thus, the entire class refers to organisms with wings larger in size than as compared to the bodies. At the larvae stages, the insects of this family remain ‘out of sight’ in the dwelling aquatic habitats, and are only visible at pupate and adult stages. The wet and marshy environments including the ‘ponds, lakes and swamps’ seem to be their natural habitats.

This newly discovered species is famous for its ‘ferocious bite’ that tend to cause breakage in human skin. The mandibles at the front end of the insect are actually meant to ‘attract the female insects and hold them in place during mating’. These species are so ferocious that their bite can immediately break human skin. These insects have got a life span similar to adults and they spend their adulthood mating and as a result new larvae get produced underwater.

Insect With 8.3 Inches Long WingsThe average wingspan of these rare insects is about 8.3 inches which comes out to be 21 centimetres. If we consider this length then it comes out to be one of the largest aquatic insect which is alive. The second largest insect is South American helicopter damselfly which has got a wingspan of 7.5 inches that is 19 centimetres.

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