What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Weird bug with backwards head
Geographic location of the bug :  McKinney Texas
August 26, 2017 9:22 AM
I have no clue what this is
It gave me chills it looks like scifi related
How you want your letter signed:  None

Male Dobsonfly

Dear None,
This is a male Dobsonfly, and we suspect this is a threat position used to intimidate predators.  Those scimitar shaped mandibles look fierce, but they are actually quite useless when it comes to biting humans, so they are harmless.  The mandibles are used by males to impress females and to thwart other males who might be competing for females.  Female Dobsonflies have less impressive looking but more formidable mandibles.

Male Dobsonfly

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: McKinney, Texas

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