Friday, July 19, 2013

Corydalus sp.....the stuff of nightmares.

This thing, this winged hell monster is an insect called Corydalus sp., sometimes commonly referred to as a Dobson Fly. These critters crawl up out of rivers and streams once the pupate and you can often find them resting at petrol stations near the fluorescent lights. The mandibles that look like they could gouge your eyes out are really mostly for grasping onto the female during mating. These things are fairly short lived so the adults actually do not invest any energy into finding food. Honestly, how could you eat with those things anyway?

Ahhh, Maine. The state from which such winged monstrosities as the Dobson Fly spawn....