Giant Bug Found At Walmart Turns Out To Be ‘Super-Rare’ Jurassic-Era Insect

  • Michael Skvarla, director of Penn State University’s Insect Identification Lab, found a mysterious large  insect outside the Fayetteville super chain’s building – an experience he remembers “vividly.”
  • “I saw this huge insect on the side of the building,” he said in a press release from Penn State. “I thought it looked interesting, so I put it in my hand and did the rest of my shopping with it between my fingers. I got home, mounted it, and promptly forgot about it for almost a decade.”
  • Little did he know that years later, the giant flying bug was a “super-rare” Jurassic-era insect.