This species, Lethocerus grandis, is one of the biggest of the known 150 species of water bugs. These insects are fierce predators that stalk, capture and feed on aquatic crustaceans, fish and amphibians. Giant water bugs can deliver a painful (though nontoxic) bite on unsuspecting human feet. This is where one of their common names, toe-biter, comes from. An Asian species of water bug is also available.
FRAMED WATER BUG DETAILS:
• 99% UV blocking conservation glass and acid & lignin free mounting papers.
• Gallery quality wood shadowbox frame with hanger
• Antique style museum label with natural history story about the specimen.
• Gift box
• Handmade in Sonoma County California
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