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Dobsonfly

Family: Corydalidae

Notes:

Is this a giant lacewing, moth or some other insect! It's quite large,

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13 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 8 years ago

Yes, it's quite pretty. Nature, actually is a magician!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

This is a colorful Dobsonfly!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Thanks jeslowery and Sunny for the comments.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Yes sometimes, Sukanya. Thanks.

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Great find and beautiful picture Dr. Sherpa!!

jeslowery
jeslowery 9 years ago

nice!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 9 years ago

Really DR Sherpa, you find and photograph the most extraordinary insects.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Thanks bayucca for the lead.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, Megaloptera, Corydalidae.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Yes, ForestDragon they really resemble each other. Thanks a lot.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Thanks doreen.chambers.14.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

This beauty looks like a species of Dobsonfly (a female). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobsonfly

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 9 years ago

Wonderful image

DrNamgyalTSherpa
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DrNamgyalTSherpa

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on May 13, 2015
Submitted on May 13, 2015

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