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中国博物馆称培育了世界上最大的昆虫,英国网友评

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Chinese museum claims to have bred the world's largest insect... and it's as long as YOUR ARM

中国博物馆称培育了世界上最大的昆虫…它的长度和你的手臂一样长

A Chinese museum claimed they have bred the world's largest insect.The female stick insect measures 64 centimetres (25 inches) long, the average length of a young man's arm.

一家中国博物馆称他们培育出了世界上最大的昆虫。
雌虫的长度为64厘米(25英寸),是一个年轻人手臂的平均长度。

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The artificially bred bug has broken the record set by its parent which is 62.4 centimetres (24.6 inches) long.

人工培育的虫子打破了它的父母的纪录。62.4厘米(24.6英寸)。

Last May, one of the gigantic stick insects Mr Zhao found in 2014, was declared the world's longest insect, reported China's Xinhua News Agency.

去年五月,赵先生2014年发现的一种巨大的竹节虫被认为是世界上最长的昆虫,中国新华社报道。

The bug, measuring a whopping 62.4 centimetres in length, has been kept by the Insect Museum of West China where it laid six eggs.

昆虫长度达62.4厘米,存放在中国西部的地方博物馆昆虫产了六颗卵。

The new record holder was hatched from one of the six eggs last December and is the longest of its kind Mr Zhao has ever caught or bred.

新纪录保持者是去年十二月从六个虫卵中孵化出来的,是赵先生捕获或饲养过的最长的一种。

Its body length, measured from the head to the end of the abdomen, is 38.2 centimetres (15 inches); while its full length, measured from its foreleg to its hind leg, is 64 centimetres.

它的体长,从头至腹端,38.2厘米(15英寸);而它的全长,从它的前腿后腿的64厘米。

Mr Zhao said the eight-month-old insect is not only the longest, but also the largest insect in the world.

赵先生说,这只八个月大的昆虫不仅是世界上最长的昆虫,而且也是世界上最大的昆虫。

'According to international standard, the size of an insect can be calculated by its length or the span of its wings,' the entomologist explained.

“根据国际标准,一个昆虫的大小可通过其长度或翼展计算的”,昆虫学家解释。

He said the life span of the Chinese gigantic stick insect is usually one year and their length could reach six centimetres (2.4 inches) after they are hatched.

他说,中国巨型昆虫的寿命通常是一年,孵化后的长度可达六厘米(2.4英寸)。

He also said that the gigantic stick insects have a sweet tooth.

他还说巨型的昆虫喜欢吃甜食。

'We discovered they like eating strawberry jam. We worry that the artificial additives might not be good for their health, so we only give it to them very occasionally.

我们发现他们喜欢吃草莓酱。我们担心人工添加剂可能对他们的健康不好,所以我们只偶尔给他们。

'But we found out they would give up other food for it.'

但是我们发现他们会放弃其他食物。

Currently, there are 14 live specimens and 15 dead specimens of the species at the Insect Museum of West China in Chengdu.

目前,有14个活标本和15个死标本在西部中国西部的成都昆虫博物馆。

Due to their enormous sizes, the live specimens are kept in cages more than one metre tall (3.3 feet), and each cage could only contain three of them.

由于其巨大的尺寸,活标本保存在一米以上(3.3英尺)的笼子里,每个笼子只能容纳三个。

Mr Zhao said he felt grateful to have come across the species during his research.

赵先生说,他很高兴在他的研究中发现了这一物种。

He said: 'The insects look so huge, it's my fortune to have met it. Through discoveringthe species, I feel the true magnificence of the nature of our country.

他说:“这些昆虫看上去真是太大了,遇到它真是我的幸运。”。通过发现这个物种,我感受到了我们国家自然的真正壮丽。

'Their existence reminds me that even many species have become extinct, there are still many wonderful insects on the planet.'

它们的存在提醒我,即使是许多物种已经灭绝,但仍有许多奇妙的昆虫出现在地球上。

Before the discovery of the Chinese gigantic stick insects, the world's longest insect was a Malaysian 56.7-centimetre-long stick insect discovered in 2008 and now on display in London's Natural History Museum.

在中国巨大的竹节虫的发现之前,世界上最长的昆虫是马来西亚在2008发现的56.7厘米长的竹节虫,现在陈列在伦敦的自然历史博物馆。

评论翻译

inanutshell, France and here, United Kingdom, 11 minutes ago
Somewhere in an underground bunker some mad scientist will be doing bad things.

在地下掩体的某个地方,一些疯狂的科学家会做坏事。

Ben Selvan S, Chennai, India, 43 minutes ago
Can be used as eatable chopsticks

可作为食用筷子

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