Question by  Pete (25)

What is a big flying insect with pinchers and antenna or legs out on the side?

I saw one like this in my yard and have no idea what it could be.


Answer by  bl834 (1317)

Maybe a Dobsonfly? Those suckers can get up to four inches long! They come out in late spring or early summer and live about a week.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

You probably saw a Dobsonfly. They have pincher-like tusks coming out of their mouths. They came grow up to 5 inches long, and they have four wings. They actually live for years underwater in a larval stage before becoming flying adults. They usually live near water their entire lives.


Answer by  xsut (943)

This insect can be many things. For example, it can be a type of mosquito, drag fly, wasp, or any other common insect that hangs out in yards. Try and take a picture and take it to a pet shop.


Answer by  Jove (164)

A Dobsonfly can reach up to five inches in length. With sharp mandibles, they are capable of giving painful bites. They also have six legs on the side.


Answer by  scariapj (346)

The insect you saw in your yard may be a butterfly they are the usual flies usual in the gardens. The description given is not sufficiently enough to identify it.


Answer by  Abbaskhan (78)

I have seen many insects having this description but i guess you are talking about a honey bee, or maybe a wasp.

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