Giant Water Bug
- "I caught a giant water bug! It should've stayed in the water!" —New Horizons
|Giant Water Bug|
|Scientific name||Lethocerus deyrollei|
|Time of year||April to September|
|Time of day||7 PM to 8 AM|
|Location||Floating on water|
|Rarity||Common (Rare in April)|
|Selling price||2,000 Bells|
Donating to the Museum
In New Horizons
"How to put this gently? Ah yes... BEWARE the giant water bug! I tell you, this vicious predator has been known to attack fish, frogs, and even snakes! SNAKES! Truth be told, no one is safe! Its nickname is 'the toe-biter,' for goodness sakes! Now, one final fact before I faint... The gruesome bug uses its nose...to inject its prey...with digestive juices. Hoo... Must stop thinking about...the unthinkable."
Once donated, the Giant Water Bug can be found floating among the reeds on the way to the butterfly room in the Bug Wing at the Museum.
Lethocerus deyrollei (sometimes classified as Kirkaldyia deyrollei) is a species of giant water bug. They are the most well known species of giant water bug (members of the family Belostomatidae) and are found in Japan, Korea, eastern China, and the Amur region of Russia. They can measure up to 6.5 cm in length and are predatory.
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