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!
Happy we could be helpful.