Chinese entomologist breaks new Guinness World Record for biggest mosquito

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-11-03 14:39
The specimen of the world's biggest mosquito is on display at the Insect Museum of West China in Chengdu city, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Nov 2, 2018. [Photo/IC]

CHENGDU -- A Chinese entomologist has broken a new Guinness World Record after discovering the world's biggest mosquito.

This week, Zhao Li, with the Insect Museum of West China in Chengdu, capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, received certification from the Guinness World Records, which confirmed a giant mosquito he discovered in June to be the world's biggest.

Previously, the record holder was a mosquito discovered by British zoologist Mark Carwardine. Carwardine describes in his 2008 book "Animal Records" that the distance between the mosquito's foreleg and hind leg could reach 23 cm.

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