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Giant Beetle or ?

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by PhotoByMark, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. 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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  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Yeow!! I think I'd take a 12-gage with me the next time you go out. :lol:
  3. 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.
  4. Two 12 Gauges-No plug - fully loaded!

    Fortunately it did not fly at me! I am not fond of giant pincher flying bugs.
  5. Thanks Harry! I will look it up. I got a book on Texas bugs somewhere around here. But for now. Off to Google I go.
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