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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.


  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

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