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This just in from the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders: scientists in China have discovered the new record holder for the World’s Longest Insect: a stick insect that measures 62.42 cm (2.04 ft) long. Zhao Li, working with the Insect Museum of West China (IMWC), found the colossal insect in 2014 during a field inspection in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.“I was collecting insects on a 1,200-meter-tall mountain in Guangxi’s Liuzhou City on the night of Aug. 16, 2014, when a dark shadow appeared in the distance, which looked like a tree twig,” Zhao recalled. “As I went near, I was shocked to find the huge insect’s legs were as long as its body.”The record-breaking insect will nbe named Phryganistria chinensis Zhao after its discoverer. Head over to Xinhuanet to learn more.