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Giant Water Bug

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Found one of these guys on my deck last night. I'm sure fish will eat them if the opportunity arises though certainly not a major part of diet. Had to do some research to see what it was. Never saw one before. Wallet is there for size reference. Interesting and large critters they are.

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Posted on: 2018/11/2 9:00


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Interesting.

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Want to see something disturbing? Not sure if the one you found has the same biting feature.
https://youtu.be/mjCAyo2Litw

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nothing as freaky as the first time you see a Dobson fly.

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I think they would make a cool pet

Posted on: 2/22 9:10
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I recall back in the 90’s reading that trout are repulsed by the taste of water bugs. But I suppose they would do in a pinch.

*rimshot*

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Quote:

Maurice wrote:
I recall back in the 90’s reading that trout are repulsed by the taste of water bugs. But I suppose they would do in a pinch.

*rimshot*


I read the same thing.

And think that it's probably true.
I've seen these things all over the water many times. And nothing touching them

Posted on: 2/23 8:02


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https://www.foxnews.com/science/tiny-v ... g-their-insides-out-alive


More on these critters. The article is for same Genus but a species different than found in PA.

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