What is this insect?

I found this bizarre insect on my screen door a few minutes ago. I live in northern Connecticut near a small forest and a small river. It is slightly smaller then a soda can (have a reference picture of that too). Didn't seem to mind the photography though. Any ideas on what this... show more I found this bizarre insect on my screen door a few minutes ago. I live in northern Connecticut near a small forest and a small river. It is slightly smaller then a soda can (have a reference picture of that too). Didn't seem to mind the photography though. Any ideas on what this is?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3b/Unknown_Insect.JPG
Update: And don't let the people at wikipedia's reference desk beat you!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science#Insect_Identification
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