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Unknown Insect

Description: Any one know what this is?? Kind of looks like a cockroach with large front legs, and it's about 2.5 to 3 inches in length.

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User: akachip (see all of akachip's photos)
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Date: 08/28/03
Filesize: 27.2k, 416 X 304
Image URL: http://gallery.kingsnake.com/data/40912bug003.jpg
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foxpamela

Registered: 08/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 16
Comments Left: 0

This is a giant water bug. Check out

http://www.pestcontrolcanada.com/Questions/What%20is%20this%20pest.htm

http://ask.elibrary.com/login.asp?c=&host=ask%2Eelibrary%2Ecom&script=%2Fgetdoc%2Easp&query=pubname%3DEarth%5FLife%5FForms%26puburl%3Dhttp%7EC%7E%7ES%7E%7ES%7Ewww%2Eabcimages%2Ecom%26querydocid%3D51741046%40urn%3Abigchalk%3AUS%3BLib%26dtype%3D1%7E1%7E0%7E0%26dinst%3D0%7E0%26author%3DNot%2520specified%26title%3DBUG%2520%2D%2520GIANT%2520WATER%2520BUG%2520%2520%26date%3D01%2F01%2F2002%26refid%3Dency%5Fbotpm&title=BUG+%2D+GIANT+WATER+BUG++&pubname=Earth%5FLife%5FForms&author=Not+specified&date=01%2F01%2F2002&ctrlInfo=
08-28-2003 08:14PM View foxpamela's Profile  

akachip

Registered: 08/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 2
Comments Left: 0

Thank you for the help fox!
08-29-2003 01:27PM View akachip's Profile View akachip's Gallery  

WingFinger

Registered: 03/2004
Location: Scotland
Photos Uplaoded: 8
Comments Left: 0

looks more like a water scorpion to me
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ChrisT

Registered: 08/2003
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Photos Uplaoded: 93
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Been raising Mantises since childhood.

Waterscorpions have a much slimmer body resembling a reed or small twig and have thier forelegs positioned vertically like a Mantis's. Thier breathing tube is also longer.
05-12-2004 08:02AM View ChrisT's Profile View ChrisT's Gallery  

Leee

Registered: 11/2002
Location: The Niagara Peninsula, CAN
Photos Uplaoded: 39
Comments Left: 0

They have all kinds of wacky names for things over in Scotland. Did anybody know that in the United Kingdom they call these water scorpions? The name they call what we call "water scorpions" is "water stick insect". ...so to answer your question metroid the only person on drugs here is me. ;/

The difference between the American giant water bug and the UK "water scorpion" is the long breathing tube thing that comes out from it's tail.
06-10-2004 03:23AM View Leee's Profile View Leee's Gallery  

whitedragon69

Registered: 09/2005
Location: Out west of the Mississippi
Photos Uplaoded: 37
Comments Left: 0
I'm a really nice guy...=}

Giant Water Bug-lethocerus americanus also known as the"TOE BITER" don't let it bite you its VERY painfull!!It uses it mouth th kill and eat whatever it can grab.Minnows on down.
09-07-2005 07:09AM View whitedragon69's Profile View whitedragon69's Gallery