Hellgrammite from Honduras

I belive this may be some type of anthropod but not really sure.
April 20, 2010
My wife and I took a cruise and after leaving Roatan, Honduras I saw this bug crawling in the hallway outside our room. It was approximately 4 inches long and was not moving very fast. I was able to get two shots of it before the cabin steward came and squashed it.
James Babcock
Roatan, Honduras


Hi James,
You encountered a Hellgrammite, the larval form of the winged Dobsonfly.  This is such a magnificent and unforgettable insect, we believe there must be some colorful name for it in Spanish as well.

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  1. Thank you so much for responding is such a timely manner on my insect query. Now that my knowledge of this type of insect is a little broader, I was shocked to see how common it was. Once again thank you.

    James B.


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