Big-eyed Toad Bug Gelastocoris oculatus (Fabricius, 1798)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hemiptera   >   Family Gelastocoridae   >   Genus Gelastocoris   

Description:

The aptly named toad bug is amphibuous, equally capable of swift underwater motion and leaping many times its body length when on land. Note its bulging eyes and bumpy pronotum and elytra. This is the only member of the Gelastocoridae family in the mid-Atlantic (D. Webb, 2014).

There are 51 records in the project database.

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Big-eyed Toad Bug in Harford Co., Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Joshua Jones. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/6/2013). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/7/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/2/2016). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Washington Co., Maryland (9/28/2019). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Washington Co., Maryland (9/28/2019). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Big-eyed Toad Bug in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/30/2019). (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Harford Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Big-eyed Toad Bugs in Cecil Co., Maryland (4/29/2017). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/29/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/18/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Big-eyed Toad Bug in Maryland (9/13/2020). (c) romainclem, all rights reserved. Photo by romainclem via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Big-eyed Toad Bug in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/23/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Big-eyed Toad Bug in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/29/2020). (c) Sergei Drovetski, all rights reserved. Photo by Sergei Drovetski. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/22/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Big-eyed Toad Bug in Washington Co., Maryland (9/11/2016). (c) botanygirl, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by botanygirl via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Big-eyed Toad Bug in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/5/2020). (c) Even Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Even Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Big-eyed Toad Bug in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/29/2018). (c) ladycasey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by ladycasey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Harford Co., Maryland (8/24/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Big-eyed Toad Bug in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/5/2014). Determined by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)


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