Similar to a Walkingstick
August 23, 2009
This looks like a walking stick but its legs are too close together. It was found in lake wicwas in meredith NH. When placed on shore it walked back to the lake where it held to a rock on the shoreline just under water. Seen at 1:15 pm on August 22, 2009.
Dear Wicwas Bugs,
This is a Water Scorpion, and it gets its name from the painful bite. Though Water Scorpions do not routinely bite humans, if they are carelessly handled, they do not hesitate. Your specimen is not mature yet as evidenced by its incompletely developed wings. Though aquatic, adult Water Scorpions fly quite well.