Giant Beetle or ?

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I do not know what this thing is but, it has got some big pinchers and can fly. A flying beetle or perhaps a moth? I do not know my bugs real well.

Shot with 105 Micro, Handheld - way up on my porch ceiling.

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Looks pretty intimidating, doesn't it?
That's an alderfly (also called dobson fly) - Order Megaloptera. The larvae are aquatic and look no less intimidating.
There aren't so many species so it should be pretty easy to get a more precise ID. I will have a look during the day.
Cheers
 
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