All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Giant Water Bug</strong> <em>Belostoma</em> spp.? Milton, FLAugust 30, 2008
Giant Water Bug Belostoma spp.? Milton, FLAugust 30, 2008
I found this ~1" insect in my parents' swimming pool when I was skimming it out. I thought it was a leaf, then it moved! They can inflict a painful bite if handled. I was surprised it was not bothered by the chlorine in the water.

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