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What’s this bug?
Location: North Georgia mountain town of Ellijay GA
August 20, 2011 7:01 pm
I live in the north georgia town of Ellijay.
What’s this cute guys name?
Gerry Fazzari
Signature: best regards

Male Dobsonfly

Hi Gerry,
This magnificent insect is a male DobsonflyFemale Dobsonflies have much less prominent mandibles.  We are quite certain that your photo will give nightmares for weeks to come to a few folks visiting our website for the first time to get some “huge” home intruder identified.  They will probably also experience a sense of relief that their earwig or ground beetle is nothing compared to what they grow in Georgia (and many other parts of eastern North America).

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

2 Responses to Eastern Dobsonfly

  1. Holly Gilstrap says:

    I breed African Cichlids here in the North Hall area of Gainesville. I leave my basement door open usually bc is so hot and humid down here. Well low and behold something big flew in but I didn’t see what it was and am quite used to critters sneaking in, however….I spotted her and looked her up right away. She gives me the chills but I guarantee my Bearded Dragons, if they saw her, would make a snack of her. What’s the story behind these unusually large insects? Would love to upload a pic but don’t see the option.

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