Common Name: Predaceous Diving Bugs
Description: Referred to as the giant water bug or the diving bug, these are the largest in their family. There can be a slight color variation but most of the time they are brown and oval shaped. The front legs on the giant water bug are raptorial, have a single large claw and work well for grasping or grabbing prey. Often times, the legs are covered with spines that are used as a defense mechanism as well as a way of stunning their prey. The diving bug can be found in ponds or lakes, hunting down snails and fish.