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Giant Water Bug

Abedus herberti

Description:

Enormous water bug, about the size of my palm. While very elegant on water, it's running on land was rather bizarre!



1 species ID suggestions

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago
Giant Water Bug (AKA. Toe-Biter Bug)
Lethocerus Giant Toe Biter Bug

3 Comments

EsEverde
EsEverde 2 years ago

Ohh god! I don't even want to imagine one of them sneaking under the table and biting my toes! thanks for the ID!

MartinL
MartinL 2 years ago

This bug is a toe biter bug, and yes, they can bite, actually jab with their proboscis.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

haven't seen one of these since I was a kid...good photo !

Oaxaca, Mexico

Lat: 15.67, Long: -96.55

Spotted on Apr 20, 2008
Submitted on Jan 24, 2012

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