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Subject: They’re huge! LOL
Location: Tuolumne, CA
July 19, 2017 12:00 pm
No idea what kind of insect this is but it is on our front porch with some of its friends. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!
Signature: Heather

California Dobsonfly

Dear Heather,
We are quite confident, because of the moniliform or beadlike antennae, this is
Neohermes californicus based on this BugGuide image.  BugGuide does not provide a common name, but Charles Hogue, in his awesome book Insects of the Los Angeles Basin, calls this a California Dobsonfly.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Tuolumne, California

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