Giant Mosquito With Wing Of Over 4 Inches Found In China
A giant mosquito with a wing span of more than 4 inches and ten occasions longer than an average mosquito has been present in China.
The super-sized mosquito belongs to the Holorusa mikado species, the biggest mosquito household in the world.
With a 5 cm lengthy body and a wing span of 11.15cm, the mosquito is ten times longer than an average mosquito.
The insect is also a third longer than the average holorusia mikado species.
Sun News UK reports that Zhao Li, curator of the Insect Museum of West China found the large mosquito last August in Qincheng Mountain, within the Sichuan province.
But he wanted to take his time and confirm that it really was the largest mosquito in the world before revealing the staggering discovery.
He told South China Morning Post:
“These mosquitoes look horrendous, however don’t feed on blood.
“The adults have a life span of just a few days and primarily feed on nectar.
“There are tens of thousands of types of mosquitoes in the world.
“Barely 100 species feed on blood and may be a problem for humans.”
The mosquito is set to go on display at the museum in China next month.