Subject: Caterpillar type bug found
Location: Brazos River, Marlin, Tx
March 30, 2013 7:23 pm
We are in Texas and this is the second time I’ve seen one of these. It looks like a giant larvae or kind of like an earwig. It’s about 3 inches in length. I found it in shallow water under a rock on the Brazos River in Central Texas.
Signature: Scott M.


Dear Scott,
We love posting photos of Hellgrammites, the aquatic larvae of Dobsonflies.  Hellgrammites are a favorite bait for fresh water fishermen.
  We have still not been able to discover the origin of the name Hellgrammite.


2 thoughts on “Hellgrammite”

    • I found one of those today in a river in Central Ky. I didn’t know what it was but wasn’t about to grab it with those jaws lol.


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