dobson fly :
- n large soft-bodied insect having long slender mandibles in the male; aquatic larvae often used as bait
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This ferocious-looking fellow was found on a window in Moreau. He is a Dobson fly, the adult stage of the hellgrammite, an aggressive aquatic predator. This fellow, however, is quite docile. The formidable-looking mandibles are quite weak, used only for grasping the female during mating and perhaps for display during courtship.
July 28, 2013 - The Post-Star