Giant water bug
Adults are often found flying around at night and they will land on pavement or asphalt etc. if light is reflecting surface making it look like water.
Careful, don't pick these up, they have a nasty stinger underneath. Its not poisonous, but the bites are very painful. As long as they are not disturbed, it is ok. I always just walk away lol. Don't like needles, so I stay away from theirs
The "stinger" i expect would be its tubular stabbing mouthpart - as found on nearly all 'True Bugs" (Order Hemiptera), perhaps best called a stylet. A nice piercing beak. I think they are actually edible. I believe it's locally known as a water scorpion.
Photograph by Ruth Leonardo
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