Subject: What is this big insect
March 27, 2016 1:26 pm
What is this big insect
This is a Giant Water Bug in the family Belostomatidae. This is an aquatic predator that can also fly. They are reported to give a painful bite if carelessly handled or accidentally encountered in still waters. In North America, they are called Toe-Biters and swimmers and waders should exercise caution to avoid a painful, but not dangerous bite.