Subject: This flew into my front door
Location: NW Montana
October 17, 2012 4:21 pm
I live up in NW Montana, and have never seen this bug before. It flew into my front door on a cold october night. It hit so hard I thought it was my cat trying to come in! It’s very large, and one of the interesting parts about it is that it has been so cold that most bugs are dead by now. Thanks for the info ahead of time!
This is a Giant Water Bug, commonly called a Toe-Biter. Since they are attracted to lights, they are also known as Electric Light Bugs, and we suspect this individual was attracted to the light by your front door.