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Subject: whats the bug
Location: northeast Pennsylvania
July 6, 2013 8:20 am
Hello,
we were fishing last night in northeastern pa. We saw several of these bugs about 2 1/2 inches long. Almost a teal color. Never saw one like this before. What are they.
Signature: mantis

Female Dobsonfly

Female Dobsonfly

Hi mantis,
This is a female Dobsonfly, and as a fisherman, you might be interested to know that the larvae of Dobsonflies, known as Hellgrammites, are a prized bait for freshwater anglers which you can verify on Trout Nut.

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

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