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Corydalus cornutus (dobsonfly)

Synonyms: Corydalus cognatus; Corydalus cornutus f. cognatus; Corydalus cornutus var. cognatus; Hemerobius cornutus; Raphidia cornuta

Wikipedia Abstract

The eastern dobsonfly, Corydalus cornutus, is a large insect in the Corydalidae family. It is found in eastern North America in regions with fast-flowing streams where its aquatic larvae develop. These are known as hellgrammites and are among the top invertebrate predators in the streams in which they live. They are used by anglers as bait.
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Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Rivers and Streams
Diet [1]  Carnivore


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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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