Male Dobsonfly

Subject: Large Brown insect with horns
Location: New england. NH
June 26, 2016 8:32 am
Found this insect on our wall near our pepper plants. Live in new Hampshire. Do you know what it is.
Thanks Kimber
Signature: Kim Lambert

Male Dobsonfly
Male Dobsonfly

Dear Kimber,
Though this may look like a ghoulish creature from your worst nightmare, the male Dobsonfly is actually quite harmless.  His spectacular mandibles did not evolve to bite and he has no venom or poison.

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