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Giant Wood Borer that scared the heck out of my wife! - Corydalus cornutus - female

Giant Wood Borer that scared the heck out of my wife! - Corydalus cornutus - Female
Concan, Texas, Uvalde, Hill Country Region County, Texas, USA
June 9, 2010
Size: 4" L
This bug is sitting on a 2x4 and it is huge and ugly! These bugs came out only at night and they would swarm around the lights.

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Moved from ID Request.

no wood borer at all -- this is a female dobsonfly
their young are aquatic and called Hellgrammites, and males are outfitted with impressive but rather harmless jaws:

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