What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Prehistoric looking bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Southwestern PA
Date: 06/27/2019
Time: 01:25 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I was fishing a larger river and went up to the road and noticed these bugs all over the place. They were smashed on the road and were trying to cross the road, from river bank to cornfield and vise versa. The bugs were between 3 and 7 inches long.
How you want your letter signed:  Joey

Hellgrammite

Hi Joey,
Did you catch many fish?  If not, nature provided you with an excellent bounty to change your luck.  The Hellgrammite, the larval form of the Dobsonfly, is a prized bait among freshwater anglers.

I knew they looked like hellgramites, but I didnt know they ventured out of the water like they did. Cool thank you for the quick reply.

We believe they leave the water to pupate.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Pennsylvania

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