Subject: Insect in Mass.
Geographic location of the bug: Western Massachusetts
Time: 12:09 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Can you help identify this large insect. It was walking a crosswalk at night.
How you want your letter signed: M Grybko
Dear M Grybko,
This is a Toebiter, also known as a Giant Water Bug or Electric Light Bug. This is one of the most frequent identification requests we receive.
Thank you for the quick response. I haven’t seen one before and I am over 50.