Lethocerus americanus- The Giant Water Bug

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       Lethocerus americanus, nicknamed the "toe biter," is among the world's largest true bugs and is capable of reaching sizes of up to 4.3 inches long. This species of the Belostomatidae (giant water bugs) is located in the worlds tropical, sub-tropic and temperate regions and is most diverse in the Americas. This maniacal looking bug makes its home in our very own Wisconsin lakes, ponds, edges of lakes and slow moving streams.