Mysterious larvae?
June 6, 2010
Found this creature near my house and wondering what it could be? Notice the wings and pinchers on the head.
Jeremy D.
Allegan, MI

Dobsonfly Pupa

Hi Jeremy,
We just posted a letter and commented on the great number of requests we have received in the last week and a half to identify Dobsonflies and their larvae, called Hellgrammites.  You have submitted a photo of the pupa of a Dobsonfly, and judging by the mandibles, it is a male.

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