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Toe biter bug



Giant water bug (not a beetle) with grasping forelegs.


Found in the tanamai desert in Northern Australia


Yes they do bite:( Attracted to camp lights at night. I saw only one.

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MartinL 8 years ago

The 'bite' is really a jab with its proboscis. Still rather painful.

amoghms10 8 years ago

They bite ?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

The 'new' pic is really good

MartinL 9 years ago

It's " bite" is a jab with its proboscis. I was holding it, and too excited to let it go. I took all NT pics with an iPhone camera and the last upload from wave hill station was located automatically by the picture data so I thought this one would too. All fixed now.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Looks like it would hurt too! Can you update the map location?

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Northern Territory, Australia

Spotted on Aug 25, 2010
Submitted on Jan 1, 2012

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