family Belostomatidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Belostomatidae - water bugsfamily Belostomatidae - water bugs        
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
giant water bug - large water bug with piercing and sucking mouthparts; feeds on young fishes
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Giant waterbugs of the family Belostomatidae are large aquatic hemipterans with extra-oral digestion that prey on a variety of invertebrates and vertebrates (Menke, 1979).
ulcerans-positive saliva was found in 11 (18%) of 61 insects in the family Belostomatidae and in 3 (8%) of 38 in the family Naucoridae.
Persistent association of Mycobacterium ulcerans with West African predaceous insects of the family belostomatidae. Appl Environ Microbiol, 2008; 74: 7036-7042.