Toad Bugs not only look like toads, they leap like them, too. Found in wet and muddy habitats, Toad Bugs eat other insects and capture them by pouncing on them. They are well camouflaged and quite small, so finding one in nature may take effort and a keen eye.
Like the amphibian, Toad Bugs have large, bulging eyes and wide, round bodies. Some may have bumps and armor-like ridges. Skinny, stick-like legs are nothing like the fleshy, muscular legs that actual toads have, so they are a useful feature for recognizing that the tiny creature is an insect.
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Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.