On 5 May 2016 The Insect Museum of West China said that a stick insect measuring 62.4 centimeters has broken the record for length among the world’s 807625 known insects.
• The insect, named Phobaeticus chani was discovered two years ago in the southern province of Guangxi, China.
• The previous record-holder was a Malaysian 56.7-centimeter-long stick insect discovered in 2008.
• Phobaeticus chani is species of stick insects.
• The bug is named after Malaysian naturalist, Datuk Chan Chew Lun.
• Very little is known about its biology.
• It may live in the canopy of the rainforest, making it hard to find.
• International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists. selected it as one of The Top 10 New Species described in 2008
• The species was also listed as one of the top 10 discoveries of the decade in the BBC television documentary Decade.