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Subject: Is this some type of dobsonfly?
Location: Blackshear, GA, USA
March 18, 2015 8:46 pm
I found this guy near my front porch. Seemed drawn to the porch light, but not too great a flier. Can’t find anything looking like it to know exactly what it is.
Signature: Hil

Spring Fishfly

Spring Fishfly

Dear Hil,
This Spring Fishfly,
Chauliodes rastricornis, is closely related to the Dobsonfly, but it is a much smaller insect.  Your individual is a female as evidenced by her serrated antennae.  According to BugGuide:  “The antennae of females are serrate (saw-like):  The comb-like, (pectinate) antennae of the males are quite obvious.”  Sightings in Georgia occur in March and April according to BugGuide.

Spring Fishfly

Spring Fishfly

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Blackshear, Georgia

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