Trying to Identify this insect? #869590

Asked May 22, 2024, 10:23 AM EDT

Would you help us at work identify this insect please.

Stearns County Minnesota

Expert Response

Thank you for reaching out to ask2.extension.

This is an Eastern Dobsonfly.  It is not harmful to plants.  It feeds on other insects.  It will sting or bite if threatened, but it is non-poisonous. Good for bait for small mouth bass!

It’s pretty ugly!

Deb Kroon Replied May 22, 2024, 8:46 PM EDT

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