The world’s largest aquatic insect discovered in the mountains of Chengdu in China’s Sichuan province. The specimen boasts a wingspan of 21 cm.
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The largest aquatic insect it’s been identified as belonging to the order Megaloptera, which includes about 300 described species of winged alderflies.
The insect won the title of the largest aquatic insect in the world.