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Photo#767954
Unknown Beetle (At least to us) - Lethocerus americanus

Unknown Beetle (At least to us) - Lethocerus americanus
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
May 7, 2013
Size: Sunflowers seeds near it
Unsure of the size but note the sunflower seeds around it on the ground. This image was originally posted on Facebook and other users had posted they thought it was a water beetle...yes/no?

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Moved from ID Request.

Gianat Water Bug…
See reference here.

 
Thanks!
Thank you very much for your swift response! I am not an insect person and definitely NOT an arachnid person (just ask any of my friends or family members or sons...they'll tell you how badly I react to the smallest spider). If I were the person who came across this critter, I probably would have had a coronary!

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