Subject: large bug identification help
Location: Alto, Michigan
June 15, 2012 7:33 pm
My dog just discovered this huge bug in our back yard (lower peninsula of Michigan). Please idenfiy this bug for us. The photo has my 6 year old son’s finger in for size. The body is long and the mandibles are a couple of inches. Thanks in advance!!!
Signature: Cheri

Male Dobsonfly

Hi Cheri,
It is refreshing to see that those fierce-looking mandibles did not intimidate your son.  The male Dobsonfly is perfectly harmless.  You are our first posting upon returning from a week long holiday in Ohio.

Location: Michigan

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