The largest insect that ever existed had the size of a hawk!

20 juin 2015 | Dans Animals, Biology, Nature, Records, Science
The largest insect that ever existed had the size of a hawk!

Long before dinosaurs, a winged giant spread terror around it; the Meganeura, a giant dragonfly that flew at a speed of over 30 km / h.
It was In 1940 that traces of this ancient insect were found in Noble County in Oklahoma south of the USA in the form of an old fossil, aged 275 million years, of the largest insect wing ever discovered.

Endowed with four wings and a wingspan of 75 centimeters in the forewings, the Meganeura was 6 times bigger than most of the current dragonflies, if it was still existing today, it would be the size of a hawk, its width would be equivalent to the length of the arm of a 1,80-metre-tall man.

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