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Adult dobsonflies are large insects, 100 to 140 mm with large wings,


Dobsonflies Larve are aquatic, living in streams, and the adults are often found along streams as well.


The female has short powerful mandibles similar in size to those of the larva and is capable of drawing blood with her bite.

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triggsturner 6 years ago

Wowsers! What a bug! Thanks for sharing.

LauraLOVESbirds 6 years ago

WOW! I had no idea we have such large insects here! Great photo - both of the insect, and with your hand - to show size perspective. Thank you!

Nicholas D-anna
Spotted by
Nicholas D-anna

West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jun 29, 2016
Submitted on Jan 10, 2017

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