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    Reno, NV

    Default What is this strange fellow?

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    Ideas on what this is bug experts? Robber fly?
    Found on the bank of the Truckee River last summer. Size of a quarter.
    Last edited by catchsnaprelease; 12-02-2014 at 08:25 PM.

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    Oakland, Cal


    It looks like it could be an Abedus water bug. Look at it on google. I found one about 50 years ago on the Yuba River. It was so large, probably well over an inch with eggs all over its back, that I was afraid to touch it. I later found out that the males are the ones who carry the eggs glued to their back. They live in rivers and feed on other aquatic insects.

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    Yep, Robber fly. Think someone else had a picture of one a while back too. Come in all sizes and colors, my favorite ones look like bumble bees.

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