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.
On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 11:22 PM, Whats That Bug? <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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Nevermind, it’s a Giant Water Bug! I’m really glad it didn’t bite me now that I’ve read about them.
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.