Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#570135
This was found on some fruit that came into a grocery store. - Belostoma - male

This was found on some fruit that came into a grocery store. - Belostoma - Male
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
August 25, 2011

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

That's certainly an interesting place to find a giant water bug!

 
Are those eggs on it's back?
Are those eggs on it's back? I thought water bugs looked like cockroaches.

 
Yes, the tall grey structures
Yes, the tall grey structures are eggs. Belostomatids tend to lay their eggs on the backs of the males. There are also a few red mites present.

 
Thanks for the information!
Thanks for the information!

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.