Subject: What the hell?
Geographic location of the bug: Connecticut
Time: 07:41 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman : Found this in our yard, near our woods.
How you want your letter signed: Dogmom
Because of their large size and frightening appearance, Dobsonflies are one of our most common summer identification requests. Despite his scimitar-like mandibles, this male Dobsonfly is perfectly harmless. The much smaller mandibles on the female Dobsonfly are more functional and she can produce a painful pinch that might even draw blood.
Thanks so much!
You are most welcome Ellen, and thanks for acknowledging that we rock.