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Flying biting fly thing
March 22, 2010
I recently moved down to Argentina, and there was an attack on a person by these flying things. The people do not know what type of bug it is, so I thought I might ask here. I know it’s not North America, but maybe you can help. The attack happened by a river, and they bit the person.
Necochea, Aegentina

Giant Water Bug

Hi Tanya,
We received another photo of this same dead bug yesterday, and the letter was in Spanish.  Giant Water Bugs are called Toe-Biters in the U.S. and they will bite if carelessly handled.  We are most curious about the details of the attack you mentioned.  Were there multiple insects involved?

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