What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Namibian creature
Location: Namutonia, Etosha, namibia
January 3, 2013 4:10 pm
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Signature: Ward

Giant Water Bug

Dear Ward,
This is a Giant Water Bug in the family Belostomatidae and they are the largest True Bugs in the world.  They are aquatic predators that are also capable of flight.  In North America, they are commonly called Toe-Biters because they sometimes bite swimmers and waders, and the bite is reported to be very painful.

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