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amphibious insect
Location: PEI
July 23, 2011 2:08 pm
We found this bug in a puddle, in the country, on Prince Edward Island,Canada.
Signature: Josh

weird bug came out of a puddle.
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
July 24, 2011 9:53 am
We were walking in the back fields the other day and this thing came scurrying out of a puddle. We slowed him down long enough to snap a pic. No one around here has ever seen one.
Signature: Josh

Water Tiger

Hi Josh,
Thanks for resending your identification request.  We had actually opened your email yesterday and we had plans to post your request, but somehow time got away from us and we forgot about it.  This is a Water Tiger, the larva of a Predaceous Diving Beetle in the genus
Dytiscus.  You can see numerous examples on bugGuide.  Water Tigers are fierce hunters and they are capable of catching and feeding upon tadpoles and small fish.

Hi, thanks for the reply, and information. I apologize for sending it twice, i sent it from a new mobile phone and thought the first one did not go through. It’s amazing how many interesting creatures there are.
Thank you very much for your time,
Josh

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