A very strange bug

4 Feb

This insect was on the side of my house last year! It’s big, about 4 inches long! I ran and grabbed my camera. What is it????

I found out it is called a Dobsonfly. Look at those pincers on the the front! This is a female and those pincers are tiny compared to the male.

The larva of the Dobsonfly live under water, like a Dragonfly, so maybe this girl grew up in my turtle pond. Probably not but you never know.

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