Male Dobsonfly

Subject: Moth-like looking insect with pitcher-like antenne
Location: McNeill, Mississippi
July 15, 2016 12:49 pm
I Have NEVER seen any insect like this one on my porch right now. I have lived in the South my entire life. What is IT?!!! When I go near it, it points it’s pincher looking antenne towards me in defense!!! It is about 3-4 inches long!
Signature: Shantell L.

Male Dobsonfly
Male Dobsonfly

Dear Shantell,
This is a male Dobsonfly, one of our most common summer identification requests.

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