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MrsPbio 5 years ago

I had second thoughts about my ID... this looks kinda small to be a toe-biter. How big was it? Giant Water Bugs are quite large...


"The Giant Water Bug is one of the largest insects in the U.S. and Canada. Giant water bugs are approximately 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in length. Some species grow as long as 4 inches (10 cm). Because these bugs are often found under street lights and around porch lights, they are also one of the insects people ask most about. The Giant Water Bug is commonly mistaken for a beetle or even a cockroach. Some people call them " toe biters" because they can deliver a nasty bite. "

MrsPbio 6 years ago

Yeppers.... I grew up calling them "toe-biters". Because they can give your big toe a real nasty pinch! Handle with care.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 25, 2014
Submitted on Nov 26, 2014

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