Subject: What in the world is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Myrtle Beach, SC
Time: 07:05 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi Bug man. My son found this creature out on the beach after a small storm came through. Nobody in our hotel has ever seen anything like it. What could it be? Thank you!
How you want your letter signed: A. Page
Dear A. Page,
This is a Giant Water Bug, the largest true bug in North America. It is an aquatic predator that can fly from pond to pond should its home dry up. Though it can swim and fly quite well, it is clumsy on land. Many a swimmer and wader has been bitten after stepping on a Giant Water Bug, earning it the common name Toe-Biter.