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Dobsonfly Illustrated


Dobsonfly (Corydalus), colored pencil, gouache, and watercolor

Commissioned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

About dobsonflies:
One of the largest aquatic insects in North America. Males have distinctive, long mandibles (jaws). Dobsonflies are nocturnal and found close to freshwater streams. They have simple eyes (ocelli).

Larvae are called hellgrammites.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (having a segmented body with appendages on each segment)
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Infraclass: Neoptera
Suborder: Endopterygota
Order: Megaloptera
Family: Corydalidae
Genus: Corydalus

More about dobsonflies:
Wikipedia: Dobsonfly
Iowa State University Department of Entomology: Dobsonflies

Also see:

dobsonfly larva

dobsonfly larva

Products Featuring the Dobsonfly Illustration:

Insect Note Cards

Note Cards (Pk of 10) Insecta

Dobsonfly and other insects, watercolor. Insect art featured on these note cards is by scientific illustrator, Gina Mikel.

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