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beetle or some weird bug - Lethocerus uhleri

beetle or some weird bug - Lethocerus uhleri
Medina, Medina County, Ohio, USA
August 4, 2012
Size: 4"
I have no idea what this thing is but it was found on my fathers back porch. I have never seen anything like it.

Moved from ID Request.

looks to me like
Lethocerus uhleri

some kind of:

Giant Waterbug... someone else may be able to narrow it down further for you. Aren't they cool?!

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