insect that was two inches long not counting antennae.
Location:  Temecula, CA
August 10, 2010 8:07 pm
This insect reminded me of that disturbing movie ”Mimic” some years ago. It was on the wall by the entry, and not counting the antennae it was about two inches long from head to end of wings. I’ve never seen one of these in the twenty years we’ve been in this house. Any ideas? I thought about it but I did release it.
Gene

California Dobsonfly

Hi Gene,
We love the movie Mimic and we actually wrote about it in our upcoming book.  The California Dobsonfly in your photo is not nearly the threat to humanity that the mutated predators in Mimic pose.  The California Dobsonfly,
Neohermes californica, does not feed as an adult.

California Dobsonfly

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