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Subject: Palmetto beetle
Location: Central Canada
April 26, 2013 5:02 am
Please help me identify the creature found in springtime in Quebec, Canada (not a hot climate)…it’s about 2” in length…
Signature: Marie



Dear Marie,
A Palmetto Bug is a common name for the large American Cockroaches found in the south.  This is a Giant Water Bug, a common name for a predatory aquatic True Bug.  Giant Water Bugs are sometimes called Toe-Biters because of the painful bite they can inflict on unwary swimmers and waders.

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Location: Canada

2 Responses to Toe-Biter from Canada

  1. tgrfn2 says:

    I have seen a bug similar to this called “Water Scorpion”. We used to see them throughout the warm months. These were in central Alabama.

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