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Giant water bug-which species? - Lethocerus medius
Giant water bug-which species? - Lethocerus medius
New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas, USA
May 15, 2015
Size: approx. 64mm
I found this giant water bug at work a few weeks ago. I would love to know the species, if possible, or even a confirmation of the genus, which I believe to be Lethocerus. I don't know if this is of any significance, but it stunk really bad, even before it died, smelling kind of like a sewer. And is there a way to tell whether this specimen is a male or a female? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!!!

small Tenebrionid - Tribolium
small Tenebrionid - Tribolium
Larimer County, Colorado, USA
July 28, 2011
Size: ~4 mm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
collected in pitfall

small Tenebrionid - Tribolium
small Tenebrionid - Tribolium
Larimer County, Colorado, USA
July 28, 2011
Size: ~4 mm
1 of 2 images of this specimen.

Giant Ichneumonid? Megarhyssa? - Megarhyssa atrata
Giant Ichneumonid? Megarhyssa? - Megarhyssa atrata
Meadowood BLM, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
May 26, 2015
5 of 5 images of this specimen.

Click Beetle - Melanotus morosus - male
Click Beetle - Melanotus morosus - Male
Enoree, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
May 30, 2015
Size: ~12.5mm
3 of 3 images of this specimen.

Click Beetle - Melanotus morosus - male
Click Beetle - Melanotus morosus - Male
Enoree, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
May 30, 2015
Size: ~12.5mm
2 of 3 images of this specimen.

Click Beetle - Melanotus morosus - male
Click Beetle - Melanotus morosus - Male
Enoree, Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
May 30, 2015
Size: ~12.5mm
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
Melanotus species?

Unknown Entiminae
Unknown Entiminae
Larimer County, Colorado, USA
July 27, 2011
Size: 7-8 mm
3 of 3 images of this specimen.

Unknown Entiminae
Unknown Entiminae
Larimer County, Colorado, USA
July 27, 2011
Size: 7-8 mm
2 of 3 images of this specimen.

Unknown Entiminae
Unknown Entiminae
Larimer County, Colorado, USA
July 27, 2011
Size: 7-8 mm
1 of 3 images of this specimen.
collected in pitfall trap