Fastest flying insect
Who
Australian dragonfly Austrophlebia costalis
What
39 kilometre(s) per hour
Where
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Acceptable modern experiments have established that the highest maintainable airspeed of any insect, including the deer bot-fly (Cephenemyia pratti), hawk moths (Sphingidae), horseflies (Tabanus bovinus) and some tropical butterflies (Hesperiidae), is 39 km/h (24 mph), rising to a maximum of 58 km/h (36 mph) for the Australian dragonfly Austrophlebia costalis for short bursts.