What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Dobson fly
Hi,
Just found your super website and lo and behold – there it was – the gigantic insect I’ve been trying to give a name to! It was a Dobson Fly. Gave us a real shock when my granddaughter brought a dead one over in a large pickle jar that her neighbor found on her back porch. It measured 6 inches from wing ends to tip of pincers! We photographed it with our digital camera and have been trying to identify it ever since. Seems it pinched a lady in the neighborhood. It’s funny that I lived in this area for 60 years and never saw one before. Enclosed is our pic. Keep up the good work!
Barbara Erney
Harrisburg, PA

Hi Barbara,
Happy we could be helpful.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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