If you want to know the record holder for the fastest insect in the world, then you're in the right place. The fastest insect in the world are divided into groud speed and flying speed. The fastest insect on the ground is the cockroach. In an experiment carried out at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991, an American cockroach registered a record speed of 5.4 kilometres per hour (3.4 mph), about 50 body lengths per second, which would be comparable to a human running at 330 kilometres per hour (210 mph). The fastest flying insect is the dragon fly. It was claimed that the Southern Giant Darner flying at nearly 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) in a rough field measurement, but a more reliable record shows a 35 mph speed.
Sphingids or (hawk moths) are one of the fastest flying insects as well, some are capable of flying at over 50 km/h (30 miles per hour). They have a wingspan of 35-150 mm.
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It is important to note that Jiroemon Kimura who is born 19 April 1897, is a Japanese supercentenarian who at the age of 113 years, 331 days, is currently the 2nd oldest living man behind Walter Breuning, since the death of Henry Allingham on 18 July 2009. He is also the seventh-oldest verified living person in the world.
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