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Giant Water Bug

Belostoma sp.

Habitat:

Found on a beach in salt water surf, but I don't think that it is their habitat.

Notes:

I spotted about 12 or of these bugs at the beach crawling around the wet sand some swiming right at the surf line. I'm pretty sure this bugs live in fresh water, and I've never seen them at beaches before. I wonder if they were blown here by a storm (it was a stormy day) or somehow were washed from a fresh water habitat into the bay.

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LivanEscudero
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LivanEscudero

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2011
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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