Subject: North Dakota water roach?
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
September 17, 2012 11:47 am
Found this guy sunning himself inbetween the shops. Pretty high traffic area so I’m surprised he wasn’t squashed. The picture doesn’t show quite how big he is, about 2 inches I’d say. So the question is, what is he?
Signature: sincerely, it’s not going to eat me, is it?


Dear sincerely, ingtem,ii?,
This Giant Water Bug will not eat you, however, if you carelessly handle it, it may bite you, but you can always exact revenge by eating it.  Toe-Biters, as they are commonly called, have piercing mouthparts designed to suck fluids from their prey.  In Thailand, they are considered a delicacy and they are eaten.

Location: North Dakota

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