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WingNut13August 29th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Posts: 1I was leading a Canoeing trip through Northern Minnesota and one of my students claimed they saw one of what is drawn in the picture in a little pond. The only picture we have is the one the student drew. Any guesses on what he saw?
TroutnutAugust 31st, 2018, 10:11 pm
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Possibly Belostoma? The drawing wouldn't be quite right, but that's the closest thing that comes to mind. I might be missing some obscure beetle larva options though.
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KonchuSeptember 18th, 2018, 6:41 pm
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lethocerus_americanus

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