Native SpeciesDobsonfly larva

Megaloptera (order)
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Mrs. Tate
Peer reviewed by Mrs. Tate
Field Notes
We could hear water and smell the woods and saw lots of trees.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
In this picture it shows the six legs on the front of the body behind the head and the riffle beetle also has six legs but it doesn’t have any other evidence to prove it’s a riffle beetle but it does have other evidence to prove it’s a dobsonfly.
Photo of my evidence.
Dobsonfly larva is about 3/4in long and our sample is about 3/4 in long and the sow bug can grow up to be 3/4in but it doesn’t have any other of the characteristics of a sow bug so we think it’s the dobsonfly larva.
Photo of my evidence.
This Picture shows our sample with two hooks on it’s back end and that’s a characteristic of the dobsonfly and no other species that we know of has two hooks on it's back end but it does have other characteristics of the dobsonfly.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Megaloptera (order)
Common name:
Dobsonfly larva
Sampling method: 
Time search
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.726126 °
W -68.626554 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Mill Stream
Trip date: 
Thu, 2014-08-28 11:32
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Eastern Coastal
MIDAS Code: 


The pictures are really clear and i like the picture of the Dobson fly next to the ruler so we can see how big it is.