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Toe Biter?
We saw this frightening thing while vacationing in Ixtapa, Mexico. It was aggressive and about 5-6 inches long and found near the beach. Is it a toe biter? We have video if it would help!
Shawn & Steffy

Hi Shawn and Steffy,
This is most certainly a Giant Water Bug. We would love to know if there is a colorful Spanish name for the Toe Biter.

When we asked a local what it was, he said something along the lines of “cincero” or “cincera”, but we weren’t able to find a translation for it!

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4 Responses to ?Como se dice "Toe Biter" en Espa

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    Belostomátidos or Chiches acuáticas gigantes.

  2. Uruguayan Gringo Gaucho says:

    Well the good thing about these, as scary as they look (and especially popular with the ladies out there) is that they are edible. Cooking is recommended.

  3. darlene5 says:

    Thank you for notifying me so fast!

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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