Subject: Beetle ??
Location: London UK
January 24, 2017 4:28 am
Found this gem ( not ) in my fruit from the supermarket. Never seen anything like it. Because it was in with imported fruit I’m guessing it’s not from here ( United Kingdom ). I thought it was a Cockroach, but no antennae . It’s almost 2 inches long.
This is not a Beetle nor is it a Cockroach. It is a True Bug and we feel quite certain it is a predatory Giant Water Bug in the family Belostomatidae. You may be correct that it was imported with fruit as the family is not listed on the British Bugs site.