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Water Treader

Water Treader Information Learn everything about the Water Treader. Water treader, any insect of the approximately 30 species of the family Mesoveliidae (order Heteroptera). These small, slender insects are yellowish or greenish in colour and are 5 millimetres (0.2 inch) or less in length. Mesoveliids are predaceous and are usually seen on floating vegetation or on the water surface. One species, Phrynovelia papua of New Guinea, lives in leaves on the forest floor. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter Our extremely powerful 3000 volt electric fly swatter kills flies and insects instantly.  One powerful zap with this bug zapper leaves no [...]

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Water Boatman

Water Boatman Information Learn everything about the Water Boatman. Water boatman, (family Corixidae), any of more than 300 species of insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera, that are named for their flat, boat-shaped bodies and long, fringed, oarlike hindlegs. Members of this cosmopolitan family are usually less than 13 mm (0.5 inch) long. They can be found from high elevations in the Himalayas to the lowest parts of Death Valley and in fresh, brackish, and salt waters. The water boatman is lighter than water and generally attaches itself to vegetation at the bottom of a pond or stream and [...]

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Velvety Shore Bug

Velvety Shore Bug Information Learn everything about the Velvety Shore Bug. Velvety shore bug, any insect of the family Ochteridae (order Heteroptera), which numbers about 25 species. These insects resemble tiny toads, are about 4 or 5 mm (almost 0.2 inch) long, and live among plants near streams and ponds. As indicated by their common name, the body surface is smooth and velvetlike. The front legs are slender and are developed for running. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter Our extremely powerful 3000 volt electric fly swatter kills flies and insects instantly.  One powerful zap with this bug zapper leaves no [...]

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Velvet Water Bug

Velvet Water Bug Information Learn everything about the Velvet Water Bug. Velvet water bug, (family Hebridae), any of approximately 120 species of insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera, that are covered with fine, velvetlike hairs. The bodies of these small, plump insects are usually less than 3 mm (0.1 inch) long. Although relatively rare, they can be found in freshwater habitats throughout the world and may be seen walking or running on the moist ground at the edge of a body of water or on the water surface. They are thought to be predacious. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter [...]

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Unique Headed Bug

Unique Headed Bug Information Learn everything about the Unique Headed Bug. Unique-headed bug, (family Enicocephalidae), also called gnat bug, any of about 130 species of bugs (order Heteroptera) that have an unusual elongated head that is constricted behind the eyes and also at the base. The unique-headed bug is found throughout the world and is about 4 mm (0.2 inch) long. These bugs are also unique in that their forewings are entirely membranous, as opposed to having a thickened basal portion as in all other true bugs. Both the beak and the antennae have four joints, and the front pair [...]

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Toad Bug

Toad Bug Information Learn everything about the Toad Bug. Toad bug, (family Gelastocoridae), any of some 100 species of insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera, that resemble tiny frogs. They have short, broad bodies and protruding eyes and capture their prey by leaping upon it. Adults in this family are wingless. Toad bugs are found in all zoogeographic regions living along the muddy edges of streams and ponds. Some species spend part of their lives in underground holes that they make. Their eggs have been found buried in sand. The colour of toad bugs varies, depending on the environment [...]

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Harlequin Cabbage Bug

Harlequin Cabbage Bug Information Learn everything about the Harlequin Cabbage Bug. Harlequin cabbage bug, (Murgantia histrionica), a species of insect in the stinkbug family, Pentatomidae (order Heteroptera), that sucks sap and chlorophyll from crops, such as cabbage, causing them to wilt and die. Though of tropical or subtropical origin, this insect now ranges from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean in North America. The harlequin cabbage bug is shield-shaped, about 1.25 centimetres (0.5 inch) long, and brilliantly coloured with red, yellow, and black. Fifty to 60 adult harlequin bugs may be found feeding simultaneously on one large plant, and [...]

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Stinkbug

Stinkbug Information Learn everything about the Stinkbug. Stinkbug, (family Pentatomidae), any of about 5,000 species of insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera, that are named for the foul-smelling secretions they produce. These odours may be transferred to the resting place of the insect, such as plants, fruits, or leaves, giving them a disagreeable or nauseating taste. Their combination of colour (brown, green, or metallic) and shape (oval, broad, and slightly convex) camouflages many of these insects as they sit on bark and foliage. The head and prothorax form a triangle that points forward. Stinkbugs generally range between 5 and [...]

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Stilt Bug

Stilt Bug Information Learn everything about the Stilt Bug. Stilt bug, (family Berytidae), any of about 100 species of delicate, slender-bodied, slow moving, long-legged insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera. Stilt bugs are 5 to 9 mm (0.2 to 0.4 inch) long and are brown to blend in with the dense vegetation on which they are found. All of the stilt bug species are plant feeders. Jalysus spinosis of the eastern United States damages corn, peach, and tomato crops. J. wickhami is found in the central United States. Some researchers place stilt bugs in the family Neididae. 3000 Volt [...]

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Smaller Water Strider

Smaller Water Strider Information Learn everything about the Smaller Water Strider. Smaller water strider, also called Ripple Bug, or Broad-shouldered Water Strider, (the latter name derives from the fact that the body, widest at the middle or hind legs, tapers to the abdomen, giving the impression of broad shoulders), any of the approximately 300 species of the insect family Veliidae (order Heteroptera). Smaller water striders—which may be brown, black, or silvery in colour—occur throughout the world. They are small (usually less than 5 millimetres [0.2 inch] long) and stout-bodied; both long-winged and short-winged or wingless forms exist within a species. [...]

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