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Insect Order Hemiptera (True Bugs)

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Family in HemipteraNumber of SpecimensNumber of Pictures
BelostomatidaeGiant Water Bugs00
CorixidaeWater Boatmen07
NepidaeWater Scorpions00

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This is page 2 of specimens of Hemiptera. Visit the main Hemiptera page for:

  • The behavior and habitat of Hemiptera.
  • 7 underwater pictures of Hemiptera.

Pictures of 9 True Bug Specimens:

Specimen Page:12
Ranatra Water Scorpion AdultRanatra  Water Scorpion Adult View 7 PicturesHere's a big water scorpion (no relation to actual scorpions). These guys are just about the most sinister-looking creatures you could find, and what's especially creepy is that they can come up out of the water and fly around, as I learned when one left my aquarium and buzzed my head while I was peeking into the microscope at a mayfly nymph.
Collected March 10, 2004 from unknown in Wisconsin
Added to by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Sigara Water Boatman AdultSigara  Water Boatman Adult View 3 PicturesEvery picture of this specimen was taken with my old camera through a microscope.
Collected November 15, 2004 from Fall Creek in New York
Added to by Troutnut on April 12, 2006
Belostoma flumineum (Electric Light Bug) Giant Water Bug AdultBelostoma flumineum (Electric Light Bug) Giant Water Bug Adult View 4 PicturesI haven't seen the imitation of these things stressed, but in August 2003 on one of my favorite rivers the largest brown trout I kept had stomachs full of these things.
Collected January 13, 2004 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to by Troutnut on January 25, 2006
Notonectidae (Backswimmers) Backswimmer AdultNotonectidae (Backswimmers) True Bug Adult View 1 PicturesNotonectdiae adults can leave the water and fly off whenever they wish. This specimen was caught when it landed on my car. These adults are one of the few aquatic insects that can protect itself with a strong beak.
Collected June 6, 2011 from the Touchet River in Washington
Added to by Bnewell on June 26, 2011
Specimen Page:12
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