this bug is the first like it i have ever seen.
Location: texas
June 21, 2011 12:13 am
I found this bug in my kitchen sink. It makes a loud chirp/ squeal. I live on a lake in south Texas. It has visible eyes and its front legs look like it uses them to eat.
Signature: Jeanette Stockman


Hi Jeanette,
We love your photo.  This is a Giant Water Bug and it is also commonly called a Toe-Biter.  Though it is an aquatic insect, we doubt that it was attracted to your sink as a water source, and it is also not interested in food scraps as it is a very proficient predator.  Another common name for the Giant Water Bug is Electric Light Bug, and we believe it was probably attracted to a light over the sink.

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