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Giant Water Bug

Lethocerus americanus


Date spotted is incorrect. Was around fall of 2010

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keithp2012 10 years ago

These guys are incredible but can inflict a nasty bite!

StacyTaylor 10 years ago

I would be careful picking that up; I heard that their bite is extremely painful!

r7lamb 10 years ago

There was an error in the spotting location; it should have been Rochester, NY

Aaron_G 10 years ago

I don't feel confident identifying this past the genus Lethocerus without more information about the animal. There are at least 3 species in the genus that occur in Florida and on the surface, they all appear similar. Go ahead and update this spotting when you have a moment. You can also change the spotting date in edit mode. :-)

FOGNARtheDWARF 10 years ago


Spotted by

New York, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2010
Submitted on Feb 27, 2011

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