'Phobaeticus chani' is the Length of Your Arm

 - Oct 20, 2008
References: welt.de
This is enough to give anyone the creeps. A recently-identified stick insect from the island of Borneo hqw been declared the world's longest insect. It measures in at almost the length of a human arm.

The specimen was found by a local villager and handed to Malaysian amateur naturalist Datuk Chan Chew Lun in 1989. It has only now received the attention such a bizarre insect discovery deserves.

The dull-green insect measures about 22 inches if you count its legs. The Phobaeticus chani is now a part of the Natural History Museum's "Creepy Crawlies" gallery--the musueum's PR machine that raises awareness of this discovery.