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The second biggest living insect

Photo: RBINS

Museum of Natural Sciences (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

Museum of Natural Sciences (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

Phryganistria heusii yentuensis, new subspecies of Phasmatodea discovered by one of our entomologists, is 32 centimeters long (54 cm with forelimbs stretched out) and is officially the second biggest living insect that has been described. Only one other stick insect is bigger (Phobaeticus chani from Borneo, almost 36 cm).

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  • Title: The second biggest living insect
  • Creator: Photo: RBINS
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Medium: Living insects

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