Subject:  Creepy McCreeperson
Geographic location of the bug:  Hudson Valley, NY
Date: 06/20/2019
Time: 02:47 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Saw this guy outside of my office. He’s about 6 inches long and got pretty aggressive when we tried to move him out of the path.
How you want your letter signed:  Kat

Male Dobsonfly

Dear Kat,
This impressive guy is a male Dobsonfly, and though his immense mandibles look dangerous, they are quite useless when it comes to biting humans.  The female Dobsonfly has more utilitarian mouthparts, and though she has much less impressive looking mandibles, they are actually capable of giving a significant, though perfectly harmless pinch.

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Location: Hudson Valley, New York

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