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Old 10-08-2021, 09:05 AM   #1
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What kind of bug is this?!

What kind of bug is this?
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Old 10-08-2021, 12:38 PM   #2
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It's a type of Water Scorpion in the genus Nepa.
Possibly Nepa apiculata.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepa_(insect)
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Old 10-09-2021, 12:23 AM   #3
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It looks to me like a Giant Water Bug:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethocerus_americanus

Nasty bite.
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Old 10-09-2021, 03:46 AM   #4
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I believe you are correct, Sir!

We always called them Water Scorpions.
I wonder why they aren't in the same Family!
Guess I'm gonna hav'ta have a sit-down with these Latin blokes,
who've never seen a live one in it's own habitat.

I'll be sure to ask them why they keep messing with the names in my Fungal Kingdom
...and if they ever caught one of these fockers on a fly.

PS> Aside from the nasty bite they share, does yours breathe from it's askhole, like mine...?
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Old 10-12-2021, 12:38 AM   #5
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I have no idea. I just hope I never get bitten by one.
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