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.
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.