Bug Encounter
Here’s one for you! Strange bug if you ask me. Close encounter of the 4" kind. This guy flew into me by accident while I was walking into th> door of my place of employment. This guy is 4 inches long with the front pinchers taking 1 inch alone! Talk about a large bug! Can you identify? I’m from Round Rock, Texas, but this guy ran into me in Austin, Texas, Southeast area to be exact. Thank you,
Mike

Hi Mike,
Because of their large size, prehistoric appearance, and large mandibles, we get numerous requests to identify Dobsonflies. Your specimen is a male, identified because of the shape of the pinchers.

One Response to Male Dobsonfly

  1. Ron marsh says:

    You hit my bug right on the nose first time out. Large male dobsonfly. Thanks a bunch.

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