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Damsel Bug

Damsel Bug Information Learn everything about the Damsel Bug. Damsel bug, (family Nabidae), also called nabid bug, any predacious insect in the true bug order, Heteroptera, that feeds on insect eggs, aphids, and small caterpillars. Damsel bugs are generally divided into two types. One is about 8 mm (0.3 inch) long and yellow-brown in colour with well-developed wings, and the second is larger, shiny black, and usually has very short wings. Each foreleg of the damsel bug is slightly thickened and has a double row of spines that act as grasping organs when the leg bends. Nabis is one of [...]

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Creeping Water Bug

Creeping Water Bug Information Learn everything about the Creeping Water Bug. Creeping water bug, any flat-backed, oval-shaped insect of the family Naucoridae (order Heteroptera), which numbers about 150 species. These small, dark bugs, commonly found in tropical regions, range between 5 and 16 millimetres (0.2 and 0.6 inch) and, when submerged, breathe from air stored under their wings. Creeping water bugs are usually seen swimming or creeping in quiet grassy or reedy waters. They prey on small aquatic organisms. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter Our extremely powerful 3000 volt electric fly swatter kills flies and insects instantly.  One powerful zap [...]

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Coreid Bug

Coreid Bug Information Learn everything about the Coreid Bug. Coreid bug, (family Coreidae), also called leaf-footed bug or squash bug, any of 2,000 widely distributed species of bugs (order Heteroptera), many of which are important plant pests. Coreid bugs are large, usually more than 10 mm (0.4 inch) in length. They occur in a wide range of environments and vary in size, shape, and colour. Their wings usually lie in a depression on the back. Some feed only on plants, others on insects, and some on both. One of the best-known coreid bugs in North America is the squash bug [...]

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Bat Bug

Bat Bug Information Learn everything about the Bat Bug. Bat bug, (family Polyctenidae), any of about 20 species of bloodsucking insects (order Heteroptera) that are external parasites found mainly in the fur of tropical bats. The adult (between 3.5 and 5 mm [0.14 and 0.2 inch] long) lacks eyes and wings. Its forelegs are short and thick, and its middle and hindlegs are long and slender. As indicated by the family name, the bat bug has from one to many (poly) comblike rows of spines (ctenidia) on its body. The young are born alive in an advanced stage of development. [...]

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Backswimmer

Backswimmer Information Learn everything about the Backswimmer. Backswimmer, (family Notonectidae), any of a group of insects (order Heteroptera) that occur worldwide and are named for their ability to swim on their backs, which are shaped like the keel and sides of a boat. The backswimmer uses its long oarlike legs for propulsion and has an oval-shaped head and an elongated body, generally less than 15 mm (0.6 inch) in length. It is a good example of countershading, as its light-coloured back, seen from below, blends into the water surface and sky. The rest of the body is darker and, when [...]

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Ambush Bug

Ambush Bug Information Learn everything about the Ambush Bug. Ambush bug, (subfamily Phymatinae), any of 291 species of bugs (order Heteroptera) that are most abundant in the tropical Americas and Asia and that hide on flowers or other plant parts, from which they ambush their prey. When prey approaches closely enough, the ambush bug grasps it with its front legs. The upper section (tibia) of each foreleg has teethlike structures that mesh into similar structures on the lower, greatly thickened leg section (femur). Holding its victim in these pincers, the ambush bug inserts its short beak and sucks out the [...]

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Assassin Bug

Assassin Bug Information Learn everything about the Assassin Bug. Assassin bug, (family Reduviidae), any of about 7,000 species of insects in the true bug order, Heteroptera (Hemiptera), that are characterized by a thin necklike structure connecting the narrow head to the body. Characteristics Of Assassin Bugs They range in size from 5 to 40 mm (0.2 to 1.6 inches). An assassin bug uses its short three-segmented beak to pierce its prey and then suck the body fluids from its victims. A characteristic of the family is that the beak is curved and lies in a groove between the front legs. [...]

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Window Fly

Window Fly Information Learn everything about the Window Fly. Window fly, (family Scenopinidae), any of a relatively rare group of black flies (order Diptera) that are a little smaller than the housefly. The adults are often seen on windows, and larvae of most species live in decaying wood or fungi, although those of Scenopinus fenestralis feed on carpet beetle larvae in rugs. Most are parasitic, feeding on other insects. 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 mess! Forget about smashing [...]

By |2020-10-01T11:44:31-04:00September 23, 2020|Insects|0 Comments

Warble Fly

Warble Fly Information Learn everything about the Warble Fly. Warble fly, (family Oestridae), also called cattle grub, bot fly, or heel fly, any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera, sometimes classified in the family Hypodermatidae. The warble, or bot, flies Hypoderma lineatum and H. bovis are large, heavy, and beelike. The females deposit their eggs on the legs of cattle. The larvae penetrate the skin, migrate through the body for several months, and produce a characteristic lump, or warble, on the animal’s back. The warble contains a hole, which is used for breathing. When fully [...]

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Thick Headed Fly

Thick Headed Fly Information Learn everything about the Thick Headed Fly. Thick-headed fly, (family Conopidae), any member of a family of elongated, wasplike flies (order Diptera) that have a head thicker than the thorax. They are brownish in colour and often have yellow markings. Most are between 6 and 25 mm (0.2 and 1 inch) long. All species have a long, slender proboscis (feeding organ) that in some species is elbow-shaped. Eggs are deposited on or in host insects such as adult wasps, bumblebees, or grasshoppers, on which the larvae feed. 3000 Volt Electric Fly Swatter Our extremely powerful 3000 [...]

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