Subject: Unknown monster
Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada
September 27, 2015 4:59 pm
I found this insect, half dead, very close to the entry door of my workplace. I’ve shown the pictures around a bit, and everyone is curious to know what this could be. The Canadian $2 coin nearby is 28 mm large (1.1 inch).
Nobody has ever seen such a huge and monstrous bug like this around here. That would be great if you had any idea what this is!
Thanks for your help!
Signature: Maxime Joanis
The male Dobsonfly pictured in your image is actually quite a common species found in much of eastern North America, but late September is rather late for a sighting. Most of our sightings arrive in late spring and early summer. Despite the enormous mandibles, the male Dobsonfly is perfectly harmless.