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Choate P.M. () Giant water bugs, electric light bugs, Lethocerus, Abedus, Belostoma (Insecta: Hemiptera: Belostomatidae)


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Are you sure this is a Belostoma?


This is a Belostoma - note th


Belostoma


Belostoma


Belostoma


Belostoma


Belostoma sp.


It is Belostoma flumineum. D


Lethocerus or Benacus


Belostoma sp.


Belostoma ?


Belostoma


The eyes and the legs


Belostoma flumineum


Giant Water Bug - Belostoma sp


Belostoma sp.


Belostoma sp.


Belostoma flumineum


These are Belostoma, probably


Some caution...


Belostoma sp.


Belostoma.


Belostoma sp.


giant water bug


Moved


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2 genera


Belostoma sp.


Moved


Giant Water Bug


looks more like Belostoma to me, too


looks like a Belostoma


Moved


Moved


profuse apologies...


Moved


Abedus


Frassed


Belostoma with mites


Frassed


Moved


Moved


id


genus


genus


genus


Giant Water Bug


Belostoma sp.


Belostoma sp.


Giant Water Bug


Moved


Giant Water Bug


Giant Water Bug


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Moved


Moved per Jeff Back's comment


Belostoma lutarium


prob. Belostoma sp.


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Moved tentatively


Moved tentatively


Moved tentatively


Moved tentatively


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looks like a Belostoma sp to me


Belostoma sp?


Belostoma flumineum


Belostoma sp.


Moved


giant water bug


Moved


Belostoma, I suspect


must be Belostoma sp.


Difficult to say


Belostoma sp


Tentative ID


Not a "beetle"


ID confirmed by J.H. Epler: "it does appear to be B. lutarium."


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Water Bug


What's the difference between


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Moved for expert attention


thanks -- Belostoma it is


wings full => adult; no Lethocerus; must be Belostoma


Got to be Genus Belostoma -


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This is a good view. If the s


Definitely Abedus


Moved


Belostoma, probably B. lutarium


I'd say so.


Oh gosh,


Moved tentatively -- apparently, the ony sp. ranging into ON


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Moved tentatively


Looks like a Belostoma


check Belostoma


Not a beetle but a waterbug (Belostomatidae)


giant water bug with eggs on its back


More to consider...


Yes, a Belostomatid


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It's Belostoma then


ID


more like size actually


Thanks


Giant Water Bug


Yes.


Belostoma sp.


Moved


Water true Bug (Heteroptera) - Belostoma sp.


others done too


Which key did you use?


Gian Water Bug?


Giant water bug.


Lethocerus sp.


Strange.


Belostoma sp.


Lethocerus


Cladocera


Not so sure...


Belostoma in NC


Giant waterbug or "toe biter"


Matching users:

Joshua Stuart Rose


Bbarnd


Natalie McNear


Bello-stomatidae