Subject: North Frontenac Park in Ontario Canada
Location: Ontario Canada
August 10, 2014 10:46 am
I was hoping you could identify this bug for me.
I’ve tried finding it online myself and havent seen anything like it except for bed bugs which are tiny and this thing was quite large. 2 inches? Maybe.
Dear T. Jones,
We fully understand your confusion that this insect resembles an enormous Bed Bug, and we imagine that must have given you the creeps. This appears to be the exuvia of a Dragonhunter naiad, Hagenius brevistylus, the shed exoskeleton of a species of Dragonfly, and this is a ventral view which you may compare to this image on BugGuide.