Giant Water Bug

Alberta

Bug Bits
Name: Giant Water Bug
Species: Lethocerus americanus
Native to: These bugs can be found in southern Canada and throughout most of the United States.
Date Seen: September 2018
Location: North of Calgary, Alberta
Notes: 46 to 52 mm (1.8 to 2 in) long. Lives in ponds, marshes and slow moving waterways. Handle with care because they can inflict a painful bite. They are attracted to light and can be found flying under lamp posts and porch lights.

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