Subacuatic E.T.
Hello Lisa and Daniel:
What is this???? It was near a fresh water stream in Santa Rosa Canyon, northeast from Ensenada. When I tried to take the second picture the bug jumped to the water and disappeared. This insect was flat, very wide, almost rounded shape, and about two inches from head to tail. And, are those eggs?
Thank you!
Antonio Carbajal R.

Hi Again Antonio,
We see from a later email you have already identified your Ferocious Water Bug, Abedus species. This western species is interesting in that the female cements her eggs to the back of the male. Here is a website that includes information on raising this insect in an aquarium.

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