Subject: 6 legged giant
Location: Turkey, Balikesir
September 3, 2013 5:40 am
I took the photo of this bug during my vacation.
I put my foot beside to the bug for estimating the size of it. (My shoe size is 9)
Can you please identify this one for me?
Signature: Basar Turkay
Dear Basar Turkay,
This is a Giant Water Bug in the family Belostomatidae, a group with a nearly worldwide distribution. They are aquatic predators and they are capable of biting if accidentally encountered or carelessly handled. In North America, they are sometimes called Toe-Biters.