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what’s this bug?
Location: Maytown, WA
July 12, 2011 1:17 pm
Can you please help identify this insect? It was found in the evening on July 11, 2011 in western Washington in a town called Maytown.
Thanks for your help
Signature: Mandy


Dear Mandy,
This Giant Water Bug is also known as a Toe-Biter or an Electric Light Bug.  It is one of our most common identification requests, though we haven’t posted a new photo in a little while.  The raptorial front legs of your specimen seem particularly developed, though it might just be the camera angle.

Thank you very much for your reply. This guy was developed very well. We see these every now and then so it’s nice to finally be able to have a name to associate.

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