Toad Bug

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In a recent visit to the West Eugene Wetlands my eldest grandson discovered a very strange looking bug and borrowed my camera to take a photo of it. No one locally that I spoke to knew what it was so I emailed an entomologist at Oregon State. He replied promptly and told me it was called a Toad Bug, family Gelastocoridae, and that they “live along margins of aquatic habitats”. I like the way Nick took the photo so that it shows the bulging toad or frog-like eyes.

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