Andrew Williams, Critter Zone
J.F. Butler, University of Florida
Size: 2 - 3 inches long
Description: Large, elongate and somewhat flattened body with 6 legs as well as filaments along its body. Very large mandibles (jaws).
Where/When: Found near running fresh water (e.g. rivers and streams); will come onto dry land to finish their development.
Significance: Not aggressive but may bite if handled carelessly; is otherwise harmless.