Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Belostomatidae: giant water bug, Toe biter
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belostomatidae - water bugsBelostomatidae - water bugs        
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
giant water bug - large water bug with piercing and sucking mouthparts; feeds on young fishes
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Other commonly observed aquatic species included Pacific Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris regilla), Rough-skinned Newts (Taricha granulosa), and many aquatic invertebrates or larvae such as snails (Gastropoda), diving beetles (Dytiscidae), giant water bugs (Belostomatidae), mosquito larvae (Culicidae), caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera), dragonfly nymphs (Odonata), and an abundance of amphipods (Crangonyx spp.).
Notes on paternal care and sibling cannibalism in the giant water bug, Lethocnus deyrolli (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae).
Agriogomphus ORDEN HEMIPTERA (ninfas & adultos) Aphylla INFRAORDEN NEPOMORPHA Desmogomphus BELOSTOMATIDAE Epigomphus Abedus Erpetogomphus Belostoma Perigomphus Lethocerus Phyllocycla CORIXIDAE Phyllogomphoides Centrocorisa Progomphus Graptocorixa SUBORDEN ZYGOPTERA Tenegobia CALOPTERYGIDAE Trichocorixa Hetaerina Gen.
Sublethal effect of phytopesticide nimbecidine on biochemical changes in the adult male insect Sphaerodema rusticum (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae).
Evolution of paternal care in the giant water bugs (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae).
(2017) Battle of giants: Predation on giant tadpole of Pseudis platensis (Anura: Hylidae) by a giant water bug (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae).
Ohba S (2002) Synchronized mechanism and its meaning in the egg hatching of the giant water bug, Lethocerus deyroili (I leteroptera: Belostomatidae).
Life history and laboratory rearing of Belostoma lutarium (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae) with descriptions of immature stages.