#giantwaterbug

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Nasty little sucker.. saw it on my walk today. #toebiter #giantwaterbug

Toe biter. A good 2-3 inches. #giantwaterbug #dontmess

First moth night at our new house brought in this monster! A giant water bug, and they bite, but the males carry the eggs. #giantwaterbug

A #giantwaterbug latched onto a red sided shiner! #natureiscool

She tried so hard to play with this bug but it wasn’t interested in making new friends. #Elly #rescuedog #giantwaterbug

Lethocerus insulanus, the ‘Giant Water Bug,’ ‘Toe-biter’ or ‘Alligator Flea’🐊🦗🦂
A markedly predatory freshwater bug capable of taking fish, frogs, terrapins and small snakes with it’s powerful front pincers before stabbing them with its proboscis and injecting a venomous saliva, enabling it to suck out the rapidly liquefied organs of its prey.
This one’s a wee babe, with adults regularly exceeding 10cms (over double the size of this specimen.)
The two appendages at the rear, though sinister looking, act as snorkels, allowing the bug to breathe underwater as it waits to ambush prey. For some reason they were extended at the time of death but have retracted by about half as this specimen has dried.

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Giant water bug
Chinche gigante de agua
#giantwaterbug #chinche #insectos #insects #fotografia #foto

Hello Mrs. Frog 👋🐸 caught this lovely lady and a bunch of other critters yesterday at work. #mrsfrog #frogsfishandwiggles #pinelandfarms #reasonsilovemyjob #crayfish #tadpoles #giantwaterbug #dragonflynymphs #redspottednewt

Super rad finding a huge Toe Biter in the pool.
#giantwaterbug #toebiter

Ack!! Found this #giantwaterbug in the #garden at my folks house which is in the city. He's pretty far from H2O so I'll take him for a ride.
#bugs #giantbugs #yikes #waterbug

Giant water bug migratory season. Also known as a "Toe Biter". Found this big beaut in the parking lot. If you find one, don't be a dummy like me and try to handle it -- they have an excruciating bite. #giantwaterbug #amazinginsects

A student found this giant water bug carrying eggs! The male does the hard work of carrying the eggs until they hatch. Take after this water bug and make sure the mom in your life doesn’t work too hard this Sunday! .
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#happymothersday #giantwaterbug #eggs #mcdowell

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