Friday, November 13, 2009

Newly Discovered Specie

World's Longest Insect: A Walking Stick From Borneo

The world's longest insect has been discovered in the jungles of Borneo, Malaysia. The walking stick-like insect has a body length of 14 inches and a total length of over 22 inches.

The insect is a Phasmatid and has been given a biological name of Phobaeticus chani in honor of C. L. Chan. It is amazing that an insect this large could avoid discovery, however, it looks just like a stick and would be difficult to spot on vegetation - even if you look right at it!

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