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Eastern Dobsonfly, male

Corydalus cornutus


Prehistoric looking cross between a tyradactal, and a very large moth. This insect was ove 2 inches long


Windsor, ct. Found on a sidewalk not far from wetlands

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Eastern Dobsonfly, male
Corydalus cornutus Species Corydalus cornutus - Eastern Dobsonfly - BugGuide.Net

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ForestDragon 11 years ago

This is a male dobsonfly. Those huge mandibles are used for grasping the female during mating. As adults, dobsonflies don't feed. Though they may use their mandibles in self defense, they are pretty harmless otherwise.

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jul 17, 2012
Submitted on Jul 17, 2012

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