Weekly Puzzler #119: Winged Giant

I recently attended a birthday party at my friend Sara’s house and as we were leaving, spotted this GIANT insect hanging out by the light. Quite intimidating looking, they can be 5 inches long! Perhaps you have seen this creature at your house near one of your lights and wondered what it was. Have you ever seen this? Do you know what it is? As a bonus, do you know if this one is a male or female?


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  1. Jock Aplin July 9, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    Fish fly?

    • Sharon Mammoser July 11, 2016 at 11:07 am #

      Some people might call it a fish fly but I’ve never heard it referred to by that name…stay tuned to learn the answer!

  2. Hon July 11, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Darn! I was there and I still cannot remember the name of this fellow

    • Sharon Mammoser July 11, 2016 at 11:06 am #

      You would know it because you have probably used the larva as a bait for fishing–I bet there’s a fly that looks just like it!

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