Entolomologists working in Borneo have found what they believe to be world’s longest insect:
The specimen was found by a local villager and handed to Malaysian amateur naturalist Datuk Chan Chew Lun in 1989, according to Philip Bragg, who formally identified the insect in this month’s issue of peer-reviewed journal Zootaxa. The insect was named Phobaeticus chani, or “Chan’s megastick,” in Chan’s honor.
It’s 22 inches long, counting the legs, or 14 inches if you’re just counting the body. It looks like bamboo… until you see it start moving.