August 3, 2009
I work at a summer camp in eastern Nebraska near the Platte river. One morning one of the counselors discovered this on their front porch. None of us have any idea what it is, but we labeled it “The Doombug”. It was a little over two inches long (and completely terrifying to behold, if you ask me). Any ideas on what this thing is?
Doombug is far took bleak of a name for this spectacular male Dobsonfly, a harmless species despite its fierce appearance.