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Scary Az Bug
Location: Fossil Creek Az
July 18, 2011 5:41 pm
We found this bug it’s body was about 3 inches long about a 4-5 inch wingspan and scary as hell looking. Found it in Fossil Creek az. Any idea?? Thanks Jason
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Dear none,
This is a Dobsonfly, and based on your Arizona location, it is one of the three Western species.  We hope you were fishing and that you used this female Dobsonfly as bait, thus explaining the fishhook through her body.  Hellgrammites, the larvae of Dobsonflies, are a favorite bait among fishermen.

Dobsonfly impailed on a fishhook

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