The giant water bug
, Belostoma lutarium, is a small insect in which males alone provide parental care of eggs.
Upon a return visit in March 2010, we found more pool habitat but only three giant water bugs
, this time all adult males.
During 1 week in January 2008, water bugs
were collected from the artificial lake and water bodies located within or close to each community.
Male counter strategy against infanticide of the giant water bug
Next we looked at the water bug
map to see what we might see.
Except for the giant water bug
, none of the members of the family Hemiptera will cause any trouble and will only add to the complexity of life in your pond.
Laughs) Getting a little leash around the water bug
is such a kick.
After he's loaded up with 150 or more eggs, the male water bug
is totally responsible for them.
Field observations of predation on snakes by the giant water bug
We tested for differences in these two properties of predators on competing prey with a factorial experiment using either one hundred Hyla chrysoscelis tadpoles, one hundred Physa acuta snails, fifty of each together crossed with the presence of a lethal water bug
, Belostoma flumineum, a non-lethal (contained) water bug
, or no water bug
In total, 16 people were caught up in the scare when the deadly water bug
took hold last week.
In planning the learning unit, 'Water Bugs
in River Environments', my co-teacher, Wendy, and I decided that we would base our Science and Technology lessons around the 1998 Spring Water Bug
Survey (Streamwatch, 1998).