giant water bug

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Noun1.giant water bug - large water bug with piercing and sucking mouthpartsgiant water bug - large water bug with piercing and sucking mouthparts; feeds on young fishes
water bug - a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water
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At two inches or more, the giant water bug must seem like an elephant to the other circus bugs.
(2017) Battle of giants: Predation on giant tadpole of Pseudis platensis (Anura: Hylidae) by a giant water bug (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae).
A male giant water bug carries only one female's eggs on his back 6 but he ( makes the female mate several times while laying eggs.
We then describe a newly-documented southeastern Tennessee population of the giant water bug, Belostoma lutarium (Stal), that is ideal for addressing timely questions related to parental care, sexual selection, and life history.
In the early afternoon of 8 April 2009, we observed a giant water bug, Abedus herberti (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae), crawling along a dry stream reach in High Creek, Galiuro Mountains, Arizona (UTM 12S 569134, 3603989; elevation of 622 m).
And her Khon Kaen colleagues have just developed new rearing techniques for farming grasshoppers and the giant water bug (a Thai favorite).
Deep inside the canyon are specialized habitat niches where singular species thrive--like a docile rattlesnake that's colored pinkish to match the canyon's rocks, and a giant water bug that senses the coming flash floods in the canyon's tributaries and climbs out of its streams until the floodwaters pass.
Male brooding behavior of the giant water bug Lethocerus deyrollei Vuillefroy (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae).
The American giant water bug paralyses its prey then sucks the juices from its body - leaving a life-like shell.
Earlier in the day, the children rode on their dads' backs near the Park House residence in an effort to mimic the giant water bug, who totes his offspring on his back, Hartmann said.
One of my favorite insects found in ponds is the "electric light bug," also known as the "water-scorpion" or the "toe-biter." These common names refer to the giant water bug (not a beetle).