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Beetle (?) found in Houston, Texas
Dear Bugman,
My 7 year old son found this monster on the patio last night. My husband and I have never seen anything like it, and we’re both native Houstonians. I’ve been through your site, but don’t see any other beetles that look like this one. Can you identify it?
The bug is enjoying his first day of 1st grade right now – my son took him for Show and Tell. My son’s teacher will take good care of him.
Thanks so much!
The Nance Family

Hi Nance Family,
Sorry for the delay. You have a Giant Water Bug, also known as an Electric Light Bug or the well deserved common name of Toe-Biter. They will bite and painfully.

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