Location: San Antonio, TX
May 7, 2011 8:46 pm
We see this bug occasionally at a friend’s ranch. Can you tell me what it is and if it’s dangerous at all? We live in Texas and it’s currently in the 80s and sunny on a regular basis.
Despite its formidable looking mandibles, the male Dobsonfly is perfectly harmless. The female with the smaller but more practical mouthparts might bite if carelessly handles, but she too is considered harmless.