A giant insect has been found in Utah. Don’t worry, because this insect isn’t alive. Paleontologists have discovered a 151-million-year-old fossil of a giant bug called Morrisonnepa Jurassica. The bug is related to “giant water bugs”, as Yahoo News details:
"The insect fossil consists of most of the abdomen, two elements of the forewing, and possibly the head and is only the second insect body fossil ever discovered from the Morrison Formation,' the DNR wrote.
According to the Utah DNR, the insect was first discovered in 2017 and appears to be related to "giant water bugs," which are known for their extremely painful bites.
"The new fossil insect appears to be a relatively large predator whose modern relatives are known to attack and eat not just other invertebrates like snails and crustaceans but also vertebrate prey such as fish, amphibians, and snakes," the department wrote in its post.
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