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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Name That Bug!

I was quietly tying up some tomato plants the other day with strips of old blue fabric when I became aware of eyes looking at me.

This insect is about 3 inches long with wings and horn-like antenna and was attached to one of the tomato stems that I was tying up. I'd love to know what it is and why it is smiling, if anybody can tell me.




3 comments:

  1. Hi Diana, Barry (Leon, Lomas del Paraiso) just forwarded your question to me. We happen to have had one on a lawn chair last year. It appears to be a male Dobsonfly (Corydalus cornutus). Quite harmless, just scary looking. Saludos, Claudia

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  2. Thank you, Claudia. I'll go look it up on Wiki too. So much to learn here .....
    Diana

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