Family: Belostomatidae

Giant Water Bugs

These photos supplement pages 97-103 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Belostomatidae can be found on page 97. These bugs can get very large and are often found in parking lots at night under lights.

Belostomatidae

Belostomatidae head Belostomatidae elytra Belostomatidae ventral

Hemiptera

BelostomatidaeBelostomatidae
Giant Water Bugs


CorixidaeCorixidae
Water Boatmen


GelastocoridaeGelastocoridae
Toad Bugs


GerridaeGerridae
Water Striders


HydrometridaeHydrometridae
Water Measurers


MesoveliidaeMesoveliidae
Water Treaders


NepidaeNepidae
Water Scorpions


NotonectidaeNotonectidae
Backswimmers


PleidaePleidae
Pygmy Backswimmers


SaldidaeSaldidae
Shore Bugs


VeliidaeVeliidae
Broad-Shouldered Striders