Subject: Unknown Bug
Location: Alpine Tennessee
May 26, 2012 9:21 pm
I flipped a rock over on the nettle carrier creek in Alpine Tn. on may 26 of 2012 and found a horrifying bug. I am curious on if this bug is ever been found before or if it is endangered? please help..
Signature: Michael Downs
This is the pupa of a Dobsonfly, and we receive very few photos from the pupal stage, however, we get numerous identification requests to identify the larva, which is known as the Hellgrammite, as well as even more requests to identify the impressive adult Dobsonfly.