Rain brought its surprise too..what would be this?
Jun 13, 2011
Dear Sir,
Its raining out here in Kerala, India. Rain brought its surprise too..what would be this?
Hope you could recognize this.
Regards
Ibrahim TMC
Kerala
India.

Giant Water Bug

Dear Ibrahim,
We get photos of Giant Water Bugs from all over the world, and they are easy to identify to the family level, though identifying species may present us with considerable difficulty because they all look so similar.  You did not indicate how large this Giant Water Bug is, but in nearby Thailand, they grow to five inches and they are eaten as culinary delights.  In North America, Giant Water Bugs are called Toe-Biters.

Giant Water Bug

Dear sir,
The waterbug which I sent earlier measured 7.5 cms.
Regards
Ibrahim TMC

Location: India

3 Responses to Giant Water Bug from India

  1. H.V. ghate says:

    If not already identified by someone, this is a species of giant water bug called Lethocerus….mostly L. indicus

  2. Mohit says:

    Dear sir,
    How to know and easy way to find out, water gaint bug and where the common places these type of inset found.
    What precaution we shold be take , if some one infected of virus how can protect them or what medical advise should we give.

  3. Mohit says:

    Dear sir,
    How to know and easy way to find out, water gaint bug and where the common places these type of inset found.
    What precaution we shold be take , if some one infected of virus how can protect them or what medical advise should we give.

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