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.
Now that is one freaky cool bug!ReplyDelete
It is freaky, isn't it? Even ugly bugs are awesome.ReplyDelete
What a cool bug! Wonderful captures!ReplyDelete