What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

This bug creeps me out man….
June 9, 2010
This bug runs around here in Shreveport/Bossier City area, It has massive claw like things and once it latches onto a stick or something it does not let go, they are probably 3-4 inches in length give or take.
Shreveport, La


Hi Ben,
This is a Giant Water Bug, commonly called a Toe-Biter or Electric Light Bug.  They are aquatic predators that will bite a person if carelessly handled, and the bite is quite painful.  Though they are aquatic, they fly quite well and they are attracted to lights.  Because of their large size and unusual appearance, they are one of the most common identification requests sent to our website.  Since we will be out of the office from June 15 through June 22, we are setting some letters to post in our absence, and your letter will be one of those.

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