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Lethocerus indicus
Lethocerus indicus.jpg
And adult giant water bug
Common names: Giant water bug, Water scorpion, Water beetle, Maeng da, cà cuống, Alukap
Size: 3 inches
Color: Brown
Defense: Extremely painful bite, feign death
Range: Vietnam, Thailand, Phillipines
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Belostomatidae
Genus: Lethocerus
Species: indicus
Life cycle
Egg
Nymph
Adult


Preparation
Stage consumed: Adult
Cooking method: Fried
Parts consumed: All, Extract
Toxicity: Powerful digestive enzyme (painful if bitten, but non-fatal)

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