What is this bug?

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Date Photo Taken: 07/21/2013
Location: Redding, ct
Posted By: Chris652


Found this on the patio and wonder what it is. It does not look too friendly.


  1. Jerry Howard Unregistered says:

    If memory serves me, that’s an adult ant lion. As larvae, they live in sandy soil and are able to create a small cone-shaped depression. Ants come along, go into the bottom of this cone and low and behold the larva is sitting there and reaches out with powerful jaws and devours the ant.

    July 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 am
  2. bullfroghollow Flower Fanatic says:

    I think maybe a female dobsonfly. Never have seen one quite this ferociouhttp://www.whatsthatbug.com/2008/06/12/female-dobsonfly-13/s looking.

    July 23rd, 2013 at 11:55 am
  3. spatialdrift Flower Fanatic says:


    July 24th, 2013 at 8:43 am
  4. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    check my website notes on dobsonfly

    July 29th, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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