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Giant Water Bug - (Lethocerus americanus) I saw this specimen as I opened my car to get gas. The recent rain obviously coaxed it out of the protection of the jetty where it was stranded and succumbing to the cold. I returned it back to the nearby stream bank. #marylandinsects #urbaninsects #urbanwildlife #giantwaterbug #randomencounter

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@aisle14 and I found the largest #GiantWaterBug ever at Humpo Marsh for #PondKeepers

Do you guys like my new hair barrette? In case you dont know, this little beauty is the Giant Waterbug (Lethocerus insulanus). Also known as the Fish-killer bug, or the real owner of the well-known title of Australian Toe Biter. (Some people mistakingly call the Mole Cricket the Toe Biter.) These guys eat tadpoles, aquatic insects and small fish. And although these guys hunt in water, they can also walk and fly! How else do they get into unsuspecting people's hair?? 😉 Kidding. But they can deliver a "painful injection of digestive saliva from their piercing rostrum." (Queensland Mueseum)
#entomology #insects #bugs #giantwaterbug #australianinsects

Bugs are so cool, this little guy seemed to like me as much as I liked him 😀

#bug #giantwaterbug #theybite

If I had something like an insect bucket list, this would totally be on it!! This is a male Giant Water Bug carrying the eggs deposited from the female on its back!!! #insectmania #giantwaterbug #bucketlist #northbayadventure

Albertas largest aquatic invertebrate! 🐞🐜 #sfs2017 #giantwaterbug #lethocerusamericanus #rip

On our walk today with my bug-loving wife @borisonik #giantwaterbug #lethocerusamericanus

HAPPY FATHERS DAY! 99% of you won't get this. @wednesdaymayhem you're my 1% 🖤🖤 #dad #giantwaterbug #Belostomatidae #toebiter

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#hatched #eggsack are of a #male #giantwaterbug ...#belostomatidae , or giant water bugs, live in freshwater streams and ponds. Interestgly, the male carries the eggs on it's #wings until the babes are ready to hatch.
#insectlove #rolereversal

Those #eggs are of a #male #giantwaterbug ...#belostomatidae , or giant water bugs, live in freshwater streams and ponds. Interestgly, the male carries the eggs on it's #wings until the babes are ready to hatch.
#insectlove #rolereversal

Toe biter! Arrived for National Moth Week, attracted by the UV lights. It was almost 3 inches long.
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#leestatepark #scstateparks #toebiter #waterbug #giantwaterbug #belostomatidae #hemiptera #nature #bugs #eek #beautiful

Bugs are so cool, this little guy seemed to like me as much as I liked him 😀

#bug #giantwaterbug #theybite

The Giant Water Bug is a common inhabitant of ponds, marshes and slow moving waterways. It is a voracious predator which ambushes other aquatic life. The bug is suited to this way of life with it's dark green brown coloration and body shape giving it the appearance of a dead leaf.  When an unsuspecting aquatic insect or small vertebrate (frog, tadpole or small fish) swims to close the Bug seizes it with its hooked front legs and plunges its beak into the preys body, injecting digestive fluids.
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The giant waterbug is eaten regularly all across SE Asia. These are waterbugs from Myanmar, at the Talaad Thai wet market outside Bangkok. Waterbugs are big crunchy insects that are difficult to chew (the shells) but meaty on the inside, with tons of protein and minerals! Think of them like the crab 🦀- the shells are not something you want to spend a lot of time chewing, but the meat is delicious, right? Same thing with the giant waterbug. 🇹🇭 #entomophagy #futureoffood

Gollum feeding, a #toebiter I used to have as a pet. #giantwaterbug

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#巨大6センチ超 #絶滅危惧種 #giantwaterbug
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Thanks for the nightmares! #creepyclown #creepybug #giantwaterbug

Almost stepped on this fella in the lake. It's called a "Giant Water Bug", but it's also known as a "Toe Biter" 😰. He was huuuuge. And check this out: these things can catch and eat an animal 50 times its size. Kinda cute, no?
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