Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mystery Bug

In my entire life, I have never seen this bug. That was until an unseasonably warm night about two weeks ago. My mom and I were leaving my aunts house and as we were walking down her steps, my mom noticed this huge bug laying there. I'd guess it was almost 2 inches long. Have you ever seen one of these before? If so, what on Earth is it??

10 comments:

dot said...

I'm not sure that I've ever seen one but it must be some sort of beetle. I don't want to hold it in my hand! lol

Christy said...

Shannon - thanks for visiting my blog. I always appreciate feedback. I suggest that you submit this image to BugGuide at http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740 They let you submit images for identification and it is a free service. Again I want to thank you for stopping by and I will be looking around more at your blogs.

Migs CFL fan said...

Very cool pics, I love the one of the mural. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

The Good Life in Virginia said...

hmmm...i cannot say what kind of a bug that is...but, it is indeed interesting.
lovely post of thunder bay and its environs.
thanks for sharing with all of us.

erin

Deborah Godin said...

I'm nearly positive that what's called a Giant Water Bug. They do fly and occasionally move from pond to pond. I've heard they can bite, too!

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Mark said...

Yes, it's a Belostomatid - giant water bug. They do fly, and are amazing predators. They inject an enzyme into the prey, which dissolves the tissues so that they can slurp it up.