Location: Thunder Bay, ON Canada
October 23, 2011 9:00 am
Found this bug in my pond. When I accidentally scooped him out of the water on to his back. He easily flipped himself over and went straight back into the water. I’m assuming its some type of water beetle can you tell me any more about it. Do they bite?
Signature: Pond Beetle
Dear Pond Beetle,
Giant Water Bugs are not beetles. They are True Bugs. They are commonly called Toe-Biters and they can deliver a painful bite if carelessly handled or accidentally encountered in the water.