06:24 02-10-2014
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
World's biggest aquatic insect found

Bishkek (AKIpress) - aquatic insect The world’s largest aquatic insect has been discovered in China.

The new critter is a type of Megaloptera, meaning large wing, and was discovered by scientists in Sichuan, China. Information on the insect is limited in English and so far it appears to lack an official name.

The insect that spends most of its life in the water has an impressive 21cm wingspan, according to IFL Science.

Other species of Megoloptera spend most of their lives as larvae in winter in swampy areas.

The majority of their adult life is short-lived and is mostly dedicated to mating.

Their brutal looking mandibles are more for males to show off to females, rather than for eating said Scientific American.


Twitterfacebookprint
17:35 23.07.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:36 Turkey mulls military action against Islamic State17:35 Kyrgyzexpocenter, Exhibition Division of Sughd region to cooperate in organization of fairs, trade missions17:34 Tashkent hosts exhibition "National Clothing of Uzbeks: Yesterday and Today"17:31 Kyrgyz Armed Forces participate in 7 international exercises YTD – General Staff17:29 Russia's guard ships to visit Aktau seaport of Kazakhstan for drills17:27 Iran's Mazandaran Province, Issyk-Kul region to establish twin-region relations17:23 Russian Parliament's upper house ratifies Eurasian Economic Union Treaty17:20 Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan discuss crude oil supplies for oil refineries in Kyrgyzstan17:14 Annual fair dedicated to Day of Older Persons takes place in Bishkek17:10 Asian Games: 2 Kazakh female athletes win gold medals on Oct 117:00 96 suicide facts among children registered for 9 months of 201317:00 Tajikistan introduces restrictions in electricity supply in order to conserve water in Nurek dam16:55 CIS foreign direct investments reduce by $5.5 bln – Eurasian Development Bank report16:41 338 child rape cases revealed in 201316:38 Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 4816:33 Pensions for senior citizens to grow in Kazakhstan – Health Ministry16:33 Artisans ask Central Asian leaders to pay attention to handicraft sector development16:23 Inflation in Kazakhstan in September equals 0.5%16:19 818 crimes against children registered in Kyrgyzstan for 9 months16:06 Number of pensioners to reach 19.4% of population in Uzbekistan by 2050
Astana
+13° C
Ashgabat
+27° C
Bishkek
+14° C
Dushanbe
+25° C
Tashkent
+23° C
exchange rates
 
68.89
54.40
8.82
1.38
229.74
181.90
29.63
4.62
6.33
5.00
0.81
0.13
3122.57
2363.47
385.06
61.53
3.59
2.85
0.46
0.07

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2014
Use of the AKIpress.com materials must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75