Subject:  Biggest bug I’ve ever seen
Geographic location of the bug:  Laval, Quebec, Canada and Harrington, Quebec, Canada
Date: 07/16/2018
Time: 08:01 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, here is a dead bug I saw today. It was near the Montmorency subway station in Laval. I’ve seen one just like it a couple of weeks ago near a lake in Harrington, Quebec, that one was alive but barely.
They are about 3.5″ long including the wings.
The kids think it’s a dead alien larvae…
I’ve never seen bugs so big up here in Quebec, are they an invading species from the south, due to the warmer weather?
Thank you very much for your great work.
How you want your letter signed:  Yves

Male Dobsonfly

Dear Yves,
This male Dobsonfly is a native species in your area, as well as in much of eastern North America.  Arguably, one of the most frighting looking insects, the male Dobsonfly is actually quite harmless.  His impressive mandibles are not capable of biting humans.  Living male Dobsonflies are even more impressive than dead individuals.

Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada

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