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Bug ID Help
July 20, 2009
Dear What’s that Bug,
We found this bug near the Apple River last Saturday while photographing a wedding party. None of us had seen anything like it. Can you identify it for us?
Don’t worry, the bug was not harmed and we released it to go on his/her merry way after the photos were taken.
Sincerely,
Curious Photographer
Star Prairie, WI

Male Dobsonfly

Male Dobsonfly

Male Dobsonfly

Thanks for the ID…it does look like this but I was confused because this one was so big…I would say the body was 5-6 inches long and close to 8 inches long with the wings…

Dear Curious Photographer,
Sometimes in an attempt to respond to as many requests as possible, we just provide a name.  Now that we have more time, we have decided to post your letter.  We love the formal attire of the gentleman in the photo, but we wish the resolution was higher.

I can send you a higher rrsolution photo during my lunch if you would like 🙂
Tue, 21 Jul 2009
Here is the higher resolution image…

Male Dobsonfly

Male Dobsonfly

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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