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    Giant Water Bug

    Other names are toe-biters, Indian toe-biters, electric-light bugs, alligator ticks, or alligator fleas. Giant Water Bugs are the largest insect in the order Hemiptera and can be found in found in freshwater habitats throughout North America. Because of their size they make an impressive addition to any School Insect Collection. They can be collected at electric lights near freshwater habitats but be careful because they can inflict a painful bite.