A few years ago my family was on vacation at Deep Creek Lake in Western, MD. We decided one evening to build a campfire, so we collected a bunch of wood for the fire pit. My son was helping me carry wood, but then he suddenly put down the wood and told me I had to come see this bug. This thing gave new meaning to the phrase "big, ugly bug." So of course, I was fascinated by it and had to get out my macro lens and take dozens of pictures of this Dobsonfly. My son had found a female here, which is why the pincers are so "short." Males have pincers so long they aren't dangerous. Females can inflict a serious bite. The bug itself was huge! It was probably 5 inches long, and it felt like I'd been transported back to prehistoric times. So now, of course, this is one of my favorite bugs.