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July 29 2014 1:13 PM

Why Aren’t the World’s Giant Insects Even Bigger?


Chinese villagers have provided specimens of aquatic insects to local researchers, who believe they’re the largest of their kind. The bugs join a brethren of huge insects around the world, but entomological research is beginning to explain why these oversize bugs never grow to true B-movie-monster size.

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