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waterbug

(wat′ĕr-bŭg″)
1. American cockroach.
2. Oriental cockroach.
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Structure and function of the mouthparts and salivary gland complex of the Giant Waterbug, Belostoma lutarium (Stal) (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae).
There are species of giant waterbugs that thrive in some desert streams.
(THE CODE - each letter is substituted by the 3rd letter after lt.) Answers: 1) bee - stings 2) beetle - hard body 3) ladybug - smells bad 4) praying mantis - hides 5) waterbug - bites 6) butterfly - looks like it has bird eyes on its wings (which scare away its enemies).
She said: "I wrote a poem after reading the Waterbugs and Dragonflies story about how, when you lose someone close, you cope with things and hope to see them again.
CHOMP: Chris Ferris tucks into a waterbug in the World Museum Picture: COLIN LANE '
The WaterBug, constructed of durable plastic, comes with 12 feet of flexible, standard-size tubing attached from the side, so it has a very low profile that reduces tip and trip hazards.
And Laura on the spearmint-green lake at Disney World in her own little powerboat careening about like a demented waterbug. Rocks, pilings, piers.
Walsh's study looked at 'effective imperviousness'--the area of impervious surfaces directly connected to streams via stormwater pipes (as a proportion of the whole catchment area)--and its effect on stream macroinvertebrate (waterbug) populations in catchments straddling urban and rural areas.
Constructed of durable plastic, the WaterBug comes with 12 feet of flexible, standard-size tubing that attaches from the side.
The environmental significance of freshwater macroinvertebrates was highlighted in the award of the Reed New Holland Eureka Science Book Prize to The Waterbug Book by authors John Gooderham and Edward Tsyrlin.
Constructed of durable plastic, the WaterBug comes with 12 feet of flexible, standard-size tubing attached from the side, so it has a very low profile that reduces tip and trip hazards.
The end result of all this sampling is The waterbug book--a guide to the freshwater macroinvertebrates of temperate Australia.