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Water Bug

Belostomatidae family

Description:

Belostomatidae is a family of insects in the order Hemiptera, known as giant water bugs or colloquially as toe-biters, electric-light bugs and Alligator Ticks or Fleas (in Florida). They are the largest insects in the order Hemiptera, and occur worldwide, with most of the species in North America, South America, Northern Australia and East Asia. They are typically encountered in freshwater streams and ponds. Most species are relatively large (2 cm or more) with some of the largest, such as Lethocerus, exceeding 12 cm, and nearly reaching the dimensions (length and mass) of some of the larger beetles in the world. Giant water bugs are a popular food in Thailand.

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Water Bug
Belostomatidae family Belostomatidae


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3 Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Thank You @Tic

TicThapanya
TicThapanya 8 years ago

great shot, beautiful water bug

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Thank You @rubens For id :-)

Ali Hemati Pour
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Ali Hemati Pour

بندر ماهشهر, خوزستان‎, Iran

Spotted on May 11, 2013
Submitted on May 11, 2013

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