Subject: Giant Water Bug?
Location: Madison, Ohio
October 4, 2016 5:28 am
Hello! I am writing from Northeastern Ohio, very near Lake Erie.
This morning as I was coming home from taking my daughter to school, I pulled into the garage & pushed the button to close it. Something activated the safety sensor, and the door rolled back open.
Upon investigation, I find this guy, flopping around. I scooted him nicely away from the sensor, snapped a picture and was then able to close the garage door. My younger daughter couldn’t believe how big he was!! Thanks to your site, I was able to search thru and find out just what kind of bug he was. Thank you for this awesome resource!!
Signature: Marge Oldbotom


Dear Marge,
Giant Water Bugs or Toe-Biters are quite impressive, and shockingly large for folks who are encountering them for the first time.  They are the largest True Bugs in North America.

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