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 head


Belostomatidae elytra


Belostomatidae ventral