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Project Watershed Central New York

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Dobsonfly Larva

  • One to four inches long
  • Many fleshy, filamentous appendages on each side of the abdomen
  • Back end is forked with two short tails and two hooks on each tail
  • Gill tufts on the underside of the tail that look like “hairy armpits”
  • Dark brown to black in color