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Large Flying Insect with Tusk-Like Pinchers and XL Antennas
January 22, 2010
Dear Bugman
This encounter happened while visiting my family, in rural North Eastern Pennsylvania. It was July 20th, around 8:30 pm, when this bug crashed into the wall of my porch. I was startled by the noise and by the size of what landed on the 2″x6″ next to me. The bug seemed to be quite stunned from the collision as well and stayed rather still, while i made this picture. I live on a lush hillside of Mt Washington in Los Angeles and have seen some very interesting bugs, but never anything like this….Have you ever seen this bug before?
Lee Thompson
Rural North Eastern Pennsylvania

Dobsonfly

Hi Lee,
This is the third male Dobsonfly image we posted this week, but the interesting thing is that none of the images were recent images.  We are curious what in the zeitgeist caused our readership to begin to submit old photos of Dobsonflies this week
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