In an incredible discovery, scientists have uncovered a giant insect from the Jurassic period at an Arkansas Walmart, setting a historic record.
The insect, which was first discovered by a Walmart customer, was identified as a rare species of beetle known as a “giant mesquite bug.” It was found in the store’s garden section, prompting researchers to take a closer look.
Upon further inspection, scientists determined that the beetle belonged to a species that lived over 150 million years ago. This makes it the oldest insect of its kind ever to be discovered.
The discovery has prompted further questions about the ecology of the region and how these ancient species were able to survive for so long.
The Walmart customer who found the insect is being praised for their discovery. It is not yet clear what will happen to the beetle, but it is likely to be preserved and studied further.
This discovery has certainly set a new record and has opened up a new area of research for scientists. It is yet another reminder of the incredible diversity of nature and the importance of preserving it.