Subject: Ugly bug
Location: North Goergia
August 27, 2012 7:39 pm
Hey my name is Kirby, and I found this thorny larvae, I’m guessing, while i was camping and never seen one before. They were every where, I didn’t kill it cause I didn’t know what it is, but I did relocate it far way from our tent.
Signature: Kirby


Hi Kirby,
We have never been able to trace the origin of the name Hellgrammite which is given to this larval Dobsonfly.  The large numbers you witnessed might be one reason the Hellgrammite is a popular bait for freshwater fishermen.

Location: Georgia

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