Corydalus cornutus is a species of dobsonfly found in North America. It has a wingspan of up to 8 cm and is characterized by its long, curved mandibles. Its body is black with yellow markings and its wings are transparent. It is found in streams and rivers, usually near the shoreline, and prefers areas with slow-moving water. Its lifespan is typically one year and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Corydalus cornutus is a species of aquatic insect commonly known as the Eastern Dobsonfly. The genus name Corydalus is derived from the Greek word korydallos, which means "club-tail". The species name cornutus is derived from the Latin word cornutus, which means "horned". This name is in reference to the large mandibles of the male Dobsonfly, which resemble horns.
Related Species: Corydalus aesculapii, Corydalus luteus, Corydalus mexicanus, Corydalus texanus