Subject: what is this bug?
Location: west central wisconsin
May 31, 2013 4:29 am
My son found this crawling up his garage wall. He said it was about 4 inches long, with many legs, and a very sturdy body. It resembles the pictures of the water Tigers but has many more legs. They just moved into this place which is right next to a river in west central Wisconsin and they’re curious to know if they’re going to be seeing more of these kind of bugs.
Signature: bug identification
Congratulations on being introduced to a Hellgrammite. These semiaquatic nymphs are usually found not far from water, so the river you mentioned is most likely its origin. Hellgrammites eventually metamorphose into fearsome looking, but perfectly harmless Dobsonflies.