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Winged bug on our yard
August 19, 2009
This morning my boys found this winged bug crawling on the grass. We know it must fly because of it’s wings, but it has just been crawling around. We found it in the morning just after the sun came into the yard. It appears to have pincers on its head and rears up when we get near it. Any help would be great! Thanks!
Stacey
Abancay, Peru (Andes mtns-approx 8,000ft)

Dobsonfly from Peru

Dobsonfly from Peru

Hi Stacey,
If you run into our co-workers from LACC, two hot American college professors named Sharon and Naima who are vacationing in the Andes, please say “hola” for us.  This is an awesome looking Dobsonfly in the family Corydalidae, but we haven’t a clue what species it is.  We suspect it is a female Dobsonfly as males have much more formidable mandibles.

Dobsonfly from Peru

Dobsonfly from Peru

Your photos are all so dramatic, we are going to post all three.

Dobsonfly from Peru

Dobsonfly from Peru

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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