Have flies and mosquitos been a nuisance for you this summer and in summers past? If it is any consolation, at least this recently discovered bug is not something you and your family needs to worry about.
It was found on a mountain near Chengdu, China, and with a whopping 8.3 inch wingspan and a purportedly ferocious bite that can break human skin, this new member of the Megaloptera family has replaced the South American helicopter damselfly as the world’s largest aquatic insect.
While this new find remains fairly mysterious, we do know that they’re perfectly capable of sustaining themselves in both clean, clear streams and muddy, stagnant bodies of water. It’s not known whether Nantucket Spider works effectively against these bugs but it seems like the people in Sichuan province might have use for a bottle or two.