Ferocious Water Bug.
Ferocious Water Bug.

Ferocious Water Bug

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Ferocious water bugs, also known as toe biters are large predatory bugs.

Ferocious Water Bugs.

Ferocious water bugs (Abedus sp.), Toronto Zoo.

As the name implies these bugs really are ferocious predators who will eat anything they can overpower, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, snakes and baby turtles.

Ferocious water bugs are ambush predators, they lie in wait until something comes close and then they catch it.

Ferocious Water Bug.

Ferocious water bug paternal care — the male carries the eggs on his wings.

The bite of the ferocious water bug is considered to be the most painful of any insect bite. One will not, however, die from it or suffer permanent damage.

Ferocious Water Bug.

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Last updated: March 24, 2016

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