Scientists say stick bug is world's longest insect

October 17th, 2008 in Biology /
In this undated picture made available Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 by Britain's Natural History Museum, a giant stick insect named Phobaeticus chani, meaning "Chan's megastick." is seen. Britain's Natural History Museum says a Malaysian amateur naturalist has discovered the world\'s longest insect, the more than 22-inch long "megastick." The museum says the oversized walking stick bug was discovered by Datuk Chan Chew Lun on the Malaysian island of Borneo. (AP Photo/Natural History Museum)


In this undated picture made available Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 by Britain's Natural History Museum, a giant stick insect named Phobaeticus chani, meaning "Chan's megastick." is seen. Britain's Natural History Museum says a Malaysian amateur naturalist has discovered the world\'s longest insect, the more than 22-inch long "megastick." The museum says the oversized walking stick bug was discovered by Datuk Chan Chew Lun on the Malaysian island of Borneo. (AP Photo/Natural History Museum)

(AP) -- A stick bug from the island of Borneo measuring well over a foot in length has been identified by researchers as the world's longest insect, British scientists said Thursday.



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