Giant Water Bug from South Africa

Location: Ellisras (Limpopo)
December 12, 2011 11:51 pm
Good Morning
Can you tell me what insect this is.
Thank you
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Giant Water Bug

Dear By email,
Your insect is an aquatic Giant Water Bug.  The species found in North America  are commonly called Toe-Biters or Electric Light Bugs.  The giants found in Southeast Asia are eaten as delicacies.  Giant Water Bugs are found on all continents with the possible exception of Antarctica.

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