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Electric Light Bugs

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****Belostoma flumineum

This common name refers to only one species.

Giant Water Bug Species Belostoma flumineum

These are pretty much always called Electric Light Bugs.
Belostoma flumineum (Electric Light Bug) Giant Water Bug AdultBelostoma flumineum (Electric Light Bug) Giant Water Bug Adult View 13 PicturesI'm glad I finally got one of these Belostoma water bugs under my good camera. I had been hoping to get one in my kick-net samples for a while with no luck, but I ended up finding this one drifting midstream just below the surface while I fished. I have frequently seen water scorpions do that, too, and I'm beginning to suspect that is a common situation travel for these large Hemiptera bugs, and perhaps the way trout are used to seeing them.
Collected April 24, 2007 from in
Added to by on April 24, 2007
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