any of several small broad aquatic insect-eating hemipterous insects of the family Gelastocoridae, having toadlike characteristics.
Words nearby toad bug
Origin of toad bug
First recorded in 1900–05
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A small insect called the toad-bug (Galgulus) lives abundantly on the banks of a pond on the campus of Stanford University.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg