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World's largest aquatic insect specimen

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World's largest aquatic insect specimen found in China

(CNN) -- The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.

According to the Insect Museum of West China, local villagers in the outskirts of Chengdu handed over "weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies with long teeth" earlier this month.

Several of these odd critters were examined by the museum and found to be unusually large specimens of the giant dobsonfly, which is native to China and Vietnam.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/22/world/asia/giant-insect-china/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

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Paratropis tuxtlensis

Paratropis tuxtlensis is a species of spider in the family Paratropididae (baldlegged spiders). Discovered in 2014 by a group of researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico,[2] the species is only known to occur in the Volcán San Martin Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz, Mexico.[3]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paratropis_tuxtlensis

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Awww, it's cute.... -shudders-

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Oh God, and I thought some of the beetles around here were horrifying.

GUESS WHERE I'M NOT GOING. EVER.

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IKR, even if it was normal bug sized it would be horrific in every sense of the word.

But since it is human face sized (who does that, who uses a human face as a unit of measurement to describe a nightmare insect?!?!?!)...wait I forgot my point due to the terror.

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Cross China off the "Places To Go" list.

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that ain't no nighmare. that's an awesome monster bug. i want to meet that guy.

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JUMANJI!

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that ain't no nighmare. that's an awesome monster bug. i want to meet that guy.

untill it lays eggs inside you

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I wonder if the locals regard this as a delicacy yet?

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Anything which doesn't have 8 legs is fine by me! Nice pattern on its wings too. Good find :tu:

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If it weren't for those pincers, it would be cute (reminds me of a dragonfly).

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Magnificent!!!

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I smell another possible Syfy Channel great B- movie.

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I wonder if the locals regard this as a delicacy yet?

Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods) will be there if they do!

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Looks just like the dobsonflys around here but bigger if that's possible. Very tasty

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It still can't compare to this...

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mmmm ... tastes like chicken

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i reckon this-

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http://edition.cnn.c...ures/index.html

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....is more scarier...

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Now I am going to have to spend the entire day drinking just to forgot those evil looking beasts.

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Whatch out they will eat them in China.

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Now I am going to have to spend the entire day drinking just to forgot those evil looking beasts.

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it's what good friends are for!

(i've got today off, so the rum shall be flowing like wine....)

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Posted (edited)

How'd they miss that one...

So is its the largest "aquatic" insect right?

Weta still holds the crown?

EDIT: oh i see the elephant bettle comparison now.

Edited by Silver Surfer

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untill it lays eggs inside you

psh. if you're worried about that sort of thing, it's the critters you can't see that are far more terrifying.

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it's what good friends are for!

(i've got today off, so the rum shall be flowing like wine....)

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Rum at first, then turn to vodka and those creatures will be quickly forgotten..! :yes:
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