Mu­seum hatches largest in­sect

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - En­sis, Phry­gan­is­tria chin-

The In­sect Mu­seum of West China said on Tues­day that it has suc­cess­fully hatched the largest in­sect in the world. The ar­ti­fi­cially bred stick in­sect,

is 64 cen­time­ters long, ac­cord­ing to the mu­seum. The pre­vi­ous record holder, the in­sect’s mother, mea­sured 62.4 cm. Zhao Li, the mu­seum’s cu­ra­tor, found the mother dur­ing a field in­spec­tion in the Guangxi Zhuang au­ton­o­mous re­gion in 2014. Zhao took it back to the mu­seum, where it laid six eggs, in­clud­ing the record holder — which is now a spec­i­men at the mu­seum.

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