What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Scared the heck outa my kids
My kids found this creature on the back porch of my home and thought we were being invaded by aliens. I was able to get several good photos and thought you might like to see them. I found it on your site and believe it to be a female Dobsonfly. You have a wonderful website and I use it often. Thanks,
Matt O.

Hi Matt,
This awesome photo is probably not going to help many of our readers identify a female Dobsonfly, but we love the way the forced perspective makes her appear to be 20 feet long rather than 3 inches, which is still very big for an insect. She may nip with those scary looking mandibles, but she is not dangerous.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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