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Giant Water Bug

Lethocerus indicus

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Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago
Giant Water Bug
Lethocerus indicus Lethocerus indicus from Wikipedia


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6 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Hi Aaron, I'll try to spot more of them and post more photos in due course of time. Thanks anyway for liking it.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Thanks tmv for making it favourite.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

Yes, it was quite big but not appetizing!!!

DaanvanderLinde
DaanvanderLinde 7 years ago

I saw this giant insect my first night in the Tropics in Sri Lanka. I was shocked by its size. Did not know it was edible.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 7 years ago

I spotted my hero nearby a river one morning, almost frozen while on a fishing trip. It was hardly moving, but was alive. Yes, now I remember such bugs moving in the water. Thank you Tiz.

Tiz
Tiz 7 years ago

According to wikipedia: "The taste of the flight muscles is often compared to sweet scallops or shrimp"... I have to say that I am curious :)

DrNamgyalTSherpa
Spotted by
DrNamgyalTSherpa

Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Spotted on Dec 11, 2011
Submitted on Oct 25, 2013

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