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Insect and Spider Identification: Massive Bug (omg what the heck!)

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mdmasters
Shirley, MA

June 30, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9187822

Well I was going outside to my car today and saw this MASSIVE insect in my well.

Can anyone specify what this could be?

(Biggest bug I've ever seen)

Location: Western Massachusetts

Thanks for any ideas.

:)

also check mdmasters.com/bug

I appreciate your help

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2012
2:53 PM

Post #9187849

Looks like a male Dobson Fly Corydalus cornutus

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2012/06/15/male-dobsonfly-52/
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



June 30, 2012
3:00 PM

Post #9187856

mdmasters,

that is a male Dobson Fly, possibly the Eastern Dobson Fly - Corydalus cornutus: http://bugguide.net/node/view/536957/bgimage
http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/go/390/

Ken
mdmasters
Shirley, MA

June 30, 2012
3:04 PM

Post #9187864

I don't know whether to laugh or cry

Thanks guys

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9187883

You are most welcome...maybe you could just giggle til your eyes water...GRIN
spoonlegs
Cottage Grove, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2012
1:23 PM

Post #9192970

Time for mdmasters to mark this thread as Solved? (Hint, hint. Grin.)

Dobson flies are way cool!!!

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