Male Dobsonfly I believe
Thanks to your website, i was able to identify this wicked looking critter. I haven’t seen a Mississippi version of this insect on your site, so, i decided to send you one. This must be a young one, measuring between 3 and 4 inches total. It was photographed in central Mississippi in June 2008.
Darrell B. Lloyd
Some of our readers tend to exagerate or miscalculate the size of their insects. Even at 3 to 4 inches, a male Dobsonfly is an impressive insect.