Some help with this local insect.


New Member
It was a long and hot day at work in the kitchen and I was thankful to be outside in the fresh cool night air when my peace was disrupted by a huge beetle that tried to go kamakazi on me! At first when I saw him coming I thought he was a bat but then I saw this monstrous beetle.

I was at work so unable to take a clear photo, however some dudes at work said it was a water beetle and when I goggled for images he popped up in the first one. This is what it looked like here at this link:,r:0,s:0.

Anyone able to ID this bug in more detail for me and let me know if I can give it a good gutloading for a week and feed it off to Samson with minimal risk?

james L

Established Member
Yup looks like some kind of water beetle to me! Wild beetles are known to carry lots of bad stuff so I wouldnt recommend feeding it to your lizard.
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