Amphibian bug
Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 12:09 PM
Hi Whats that bug team , This afternoon my husband was cleaning out the pool and found this thing crawling out of it . Its huge and its mean looking , It has to weird thing coming out of its behind whenit gets aggrevated, we’ve never seen anything like this . I hope u can help us figure out whats that bug .
Sorry if the pictures are a bit blurry .
Stevens familly
Saint-constant, Quebec ,Canada

Giant Water Bug

Giant Water Bug

Hi Stevens Family,
The tenant in your pool is a Giant Water Bug or Toe-Biter.  Though it is aquatic, it can also fly and is attracted to lights, hence the common name Electric Light Bug.  The weird thing coming from its behind is a snorkel-like breathing device.

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