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Huge Moth?
June 25, 2010
I found this large moth-like insect while fishing and have never seen anything like it before. I have no clue what it is… but it was found late June close to Ottawa, Ontario.
Tyler
Pakenham, Ontario, Canada

Dobsonfly

Hi Tyler,
We have gotten numerous images of Dobsonflies this year, and many have been of the males which have long saber shaped mandibles.  The males are incapable of biting, but females like your specimen, can bite and might even draw blood.  Fishermen prize Dobsonfly larvae, known as Hellgrammites, as one of the best live baits.

Dobsonfly

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