Giant Water Bug

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Hi. Our daughter took a great video of this giant water bug under the surface ice. We live in very northern Minnesota, this was taken when weather was 25 degrees.  She said he came up from under the deeper ice, moved around below the top layer then went back down, they’re persistent bugs!  Thought you might like it.




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Dear Nancy,

Thanks so much for sending your awesome video of a Giant Water Bug to our site for posting.  For more than 20 years, What’s That Bug? has depended on wonderful submissions including photos and videos from our loyal readers in order to provide strong content for our site.  Because they can also fly quite well, traditionally Giant Water Bugs have constituted one of our top 10 identification requests from curious readers who encounter them far from water sources when they are attracted to electric lights.


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