Subject: Bug Indentiticatio
Location: Vasai, Maharashtra, India
October 4, 2012 10:18 am
I found this huge bug just outside my office. The stray dogs were trying to kill it, but it was giving them a fight back so they backed off. So clicked a few pics and wanted to know what kind of bud it is. Help Appreciated… Thanks
We can’t help but to wonder if youngsters in India have a colorful name for the Giant Water Bug, an aquatic True Bug that American children, especially those in the south, call Toe-Biters. These Hemipteran behemoths have been reported to have bitten waders in freshwater lakes and ponds. The Toe-Biter in your photo appears to be watching the camera. We hope you weren’t bare-footed on those tiles.