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!!!
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.