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Giant Water Bug Illustrated

Giant Water Bug

Giant Water Bug (Lethocerus americanus), colored pencil, gouache, and watercolor

Commissioned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

About giant water bugs:
Giant waterbugs are also referred to as toe-biters. They are found near freshwater streams and ponds. They eat aqautic crustaceans, insects, sanils, fish, tadpoles, and small frogs. They inject prey with toxins that cause paralysis and tissue necrosis.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (having a segmented body with appendages on each segment)
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Belostomatidae

More about giant water bugs:
Belostomatidae: Giant water bugs

Products Featuring the Giant Water Bug Illustration:

Insect Note Cards

Note Cards (Pk of 10) Insecta

Giant water bug and other insects, watercolor. Insect art featured on these note cards is by scientific illustrator, Gina Mikel.

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