What bug is this?
Location: Virginia
June 19, 2011 9:27 am
My friend showed me this bug that was on her deck.
Signature: Dylan D

Male Dobsonfly

Dear Dylan,
Each year around this time, our mailbox is flooded with requests to identify Dobsonflies.  Your individual is a male, as evidenced by his incredible mandibles, which are allegedly used during the mating process.  We have been waiting for years for an image of mating Dobsonflies.  We just found this awesome documentation of Dobsonfly courtship on Seabrooke Leckie’s website.

Location: Virginia

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