277/365: Giant Water Bug
I studied this group of insects in grad school and I love them! However, I now live in the south, where people say "water bug" as a polite way of talking about cockroaches. When I mention I worked on giant water bugs in this part of the country, I always have to explain that I am talking about true bugs in the family Belostomatidae, NOT giant cockroaches. These guys are way cooler than roaches! (I may be a little biased...) Check out the way this one's eating a dragonfly that's almost the same size as him/her! Their ability to take down large prey never ceases to amaze me.