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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A male giant water bug carries only one female's eggs on his back 6 but he (http://www.
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.
Treatments consisted of either one giant water bug, one crayfish, or an individual of each predator.
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.
These common names refer to the giant water bug (not a beetle).
Giant water bug eggs sure have a neat way to stay safe.
The point of the dragonfly's terrible lip, the giant water bug, birdsong, or the beautiful dazzle and flash of sunlighted minnows, is not that it all fits together like clockwork--for it doesn't, particularly, not even inside the goldfish bowl--but that it all flows so freely wild, like the creek, that it all surges in such a free, fringed tangle.