What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Large insect found
Location: Arcata, CA
April 3, 2013 11:22 pm
I found this in a parking lot at 11:00PM. Its body is 2.5” from head to tip of abdomen. It has one hell of a grip, but with some gentle coaxing it came on to my sleeve.
Signature: Brandon

On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 11:22 PM, Whats That Bug? <bugman@whatsthatbug.com> wrote:
Thank you for submitting your identification request.
Please understand that we have a very small staff that does this as a labor of love. We cannot answer all submissions (not by a long shot). But we’ll do the best we can!

Nevermind, it’s a Giant Water Bug! I’m really glad it didn’t bite me now that I’ve read about them.

Toe-Biter

Toe-Biter

Hi Brandon,
We are happy you identified your Giant Water Bug without our assistance.  We like the common name Toe-Biter.
  Giant Water Bugs are found in many places thoughout the world, including Bolivia, Costa Rica, India, Namibia and Australia where they are called Fish Killers.

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