Subject: Swimming/Flying Bug
Location: Southwest Houston, TX
April 23, 2017 4:01 pm
I found this bug swimming in my pool the other day. I got it out and onto a pool mat. After sitting there for awhile it flew off. It was maybe a 1/2 inch long and had a line across it’s back that appeared to open and close almost like it was breathing.
Signature: TX Bug
This is a Giant Water Bug in the genus Belostoma, and while it is nowhere near as large as the Toe-Biters in the genus Lethocerus, they are impressive nonetheless. Handle with caution as Giant Water Bugs are capable of biting.