Subject: What is it?
Geographic location of the bug: Central California
Time: 11:18 PM EDT
We found this in the yard…never seen it before
How you want your letter signed: Casey
This is an aquatic predator known as a Giant Water Bug or Toe-Biter, and as its name implies, the painful bite inflicted on countless waders and swimmers through the years has resulted in its very descriptive common name. Though aquatic, they are also capable of flying from pond to pond, and they are attracted to lights, leading to yet another common name, Electric Light Bug.