Apart from their growing economy and their ability to pirate western technology, Asian powerhouse, China now boasts of habouring the biggest mosquitoes known to mankind. The giant insects found in China are over four inches wide. It’s body is five cm long while it’s wings measures up to 11.15cm.
With this size, the mosquito is ten times longer than the average mosquito spreading malaria in Africa and South America.
The mosquito that will be displayed in China’s insect museum belongs to the Holorusa mikado species, . known as the largest mosquito family in the world.
Zhao Li, the curator of Insect Museum of West China said the discovery was made last year August but they wanted to be sure it was the largest in the world. The sure did.
Speaking to SCMP, he said: “These mosquitoes look horrendous, but do not feed on blood. The adults have a life span of only a few days and mainly 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.”