General Description

Body flattened with a pair of tapering filaments on the side of the first eight segments of the abdomen. Up to 5 cm long.


Dobsonfly larvae are carnivores and prey on a variety of aquatic invertebrates. They do not occur in large numbers, but they are conspicuous because of their large body size.


Eastern mainland Australia.


Flowing water, usually under rocks in the main channel.

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