Just one more discovery in the world of strange insects in El Salvador. It was resting on the wall of our bedroom and apparently had died a quiet death. Since it was so darn big, I decided to document it with my niece Carmen, taking out the tape measure to illustrate. Nearly 3 inches long without antennae. Date spotted: January 13, 2010.
Species: unknown. Visit the Wonderful World of Insects in El Salvador Photo Gallery.
Update: It’s a Dobsonfly. Special thanks to Kathy Mahler for her comment informing us who this insect is. Based on photos, he appears to be a male. And we were living near a river at that time, natural habitat for him.