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JHU bug
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
July 19, 2011 8:48 am
Hi,
We spotted this HUGE about –5 inches long — insect on the Johns Hopkins Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. The date is July 19. No one has ever seen such a bug! We hope it did not escape from a lab.
We still have too many stinkbugs in MD! Thanks for your help.
Signature: Pma J

Male Dobsonfly

Dear Pma J,
You have encountered a male Dobsonfly, and it is a native local insect for you.  The female has considerably smaller mandibles.

Thanks so much!
Everyone in the office is happy to know that it’s a local bug!
I’m glad that people left it alone.
People get so freaked out by a large insect.
— Pam

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Maryland

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