Would like help identifiying this insect
July 27, 2009
My husband took these photos in early to mid June on the side of our garage. He said this critter seemed very interested in the wasps nest that was up under the overhang. I have never seen such a thing and out there, i have seen some crazy looking “bugs”. There are cornfields nearby and a small spring fed creek on the property (however, its 150 yds from where this was taken)
Central Indiana, USA
We just finished posting an image of a California Dobsonfly, and our response mentioned the eastern Dobsonfly, Corydalus cornutus, and then we opened your letter, only to find an example. Your photos are of a formidable looking but harmless male Dobsonfly. Dobsonfly larvae known as Hellgrammites are aquatic and are prized by fisherman.