Phobaeticus Chani – Longest Living Insect in the World

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

The longest living insect in the world is Phobaeticus Chani, also known as Chan’s megastick. We showed you some giant insects in here before and knew that the record was hold by Borneo native Phobaeticus kirbyi, at more than 14 inches (35.6 cm), but not anymore. Phobaeticus Chani, also a native of Borneo Island in Malaysia, got the title for the longest living insect in the world after being measured for a record 22.3 inches (56.6cm).

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Just the body (excluding legs) of this stick insect is longer than 14 inches.

“We’ve known about both the previous record holders for over 100 years, so it’s extraordinary an even bigger species has only just been discovered,’ said Dr George Beccaloni, curator of stick-insects and their relatives at the Natural History Museum.

The impressive insect is going to show in London’s Natural History Museum. – via GreenCentral