An image of a 7.5-inch-long 300-million year old fossil wing from Stephanotypus schneideri, along with an illustration of the largest relatively recent insect wing for comparison, that of 12-million-year-old 2.6-inch-long Epiaeschna lucida wing. | Wolfgang Zessin, Matthew Clapham

Did Early Birds Exterminate Giant Insects?

Gigantic insects dominated the Earth until the bird arrived.

June 5, 2012
3:00 AM EDT


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