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Subject: Is this T. infestans?
Location: Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
December 19, 2016 10:00 pm
Hi Bugman!
Can you tell me what bug this is? I think it is related to T. infestans, but my dear daughter disagrees, and thinks it more related to some sort of cockroach.
Help us put our disagreement to rest.
Love your blog!
Signature: Tenney Naumer

Giant Water Bug

Giant Water Bug

Dear Tenney,
This is a Giant Water Bug in the family Belostomatidae, and it is not related to the Cockroach.  Giant Water Bugs are aquatic predators that can also fly.  In the U.S. they are commonly called Toe-Biters.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
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One Response to Giant Water Bug from Brazil

  1. Cesar Crash says:

    Not related, but in Brazil the common name is “barata-d’água”, and it means “water cockroach”.

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