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Big-eyed Toad Bug (Gelastocoris oculatus)

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Order: Hemiptera (he-MIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Gelastocoridae
Genus: Gelastocoris
Species: oculatus

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Stilwell, Oklahoma

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Neutral C_A_Ivy On Mar 30, 2013, C_A_Ivy from Barling, AR
(Zone 7b) wrote:

A small bug with large eyes that varies in coloration. It blends well with its habitat which is banks and shores of freshwater streams and lakes. It not only resembles a very small frog / toad but may hop when disturbed.


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