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a creature for sure!
Found this on the steps of my hotel in Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica! This looks like one of those dobson flies…i got a picture with the wings flapping too!
It was atleast 6 inches!~
scared!
Arenal, Costa Rica

Male Dobsonfly in threat Position in Costa Rica

Male Dobsonfly in threat Position in Costa Rica

Hi Scared,
Don’t be afraid. Male Dobsonflies are quite harmless despite the sabre like mandibles and threat posture. The female Dobsonfly has more modest mandibles, but hers can produce a nipping bite. The male uses his trophey mandibles during the mating process, or so we have read, but we have never been lucky enough to have a photo of a mating pair to proove this statement.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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