folded from an uncut square
designed by Brian Chan
May. 2005



The dobsonfly spends most of its life as a predaceous larva in streams. The adult males have huge ferocious looking jaws, which are used for nothing else but clasping the female during courtship. (The adults don't even eat). This model is box pleated, with some paper layers to create more area in the wings. In creating wings this time, I pulled out the individual layers radially in a way I haven't tried before. (Note- most real dobsonfly males have jaws that are even larger than these)

Crease Pattern

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