World’s Largest Flying Water Insect

Dobsonfly
OK…first of all…LOOK AT THAT THING!

Secondly, how stupid is Mashable? The text of the article says:

The insects’ venomous stings cause victims’ bodies to swell and can lead to kidney failure and even death.

But, if you watch the video, at the 40 second mark they say:

A female’s bit will reportedly hurt a whole lot more than a male’s but it’s not believed to cause any significant health effects…

I’m sorry but I consider “swelling, kidney failure and even death” to be fairly significant…

Regardless, it gives me another reason to not want to go to China, Vietnam or India.

World’s Largest Flying Water Insect.

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