What is this bug?
This was in one of the tires around our dock in northern minnesota. You can see the dock pole–which is about as big as chain link fence post–in the picture to give you an idea of the size.
Rusty in MN

Hi Rusty,
In summers past, we have gotten daily requests for Toe-Biter identifications. This summer, there is a noticeable shortage of letters with images of Toe-Biter. This summer is the summer of the Cicada Killer and logically, the Cicada. Toe-Biters are Giant Water Bugs and are also known as Electric Light Bugs. Lethocerus americanus is aquatic, but also a very adept flier. As the common name implies, it can give a painful bite to the unwary swimmer. They are aquatic predators.

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