- This page contains pictures and information about Giant Waterbugs in family Belostomatidae
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Giant Waterbug - Lethocerus insulanus
- Giant Waterbugs are sometimes known as Fish-killer Bugs. They hunt
tadpoles, water insects and small fish in flash water. They hunt with the
front pair of strong legs. They have two tubes at the abdomen tip for
respiratory. They store air between wings and abdomen for breathing.
- We found this Giant Waterbug outside our office on Oct 2010. We believed it
was attracted there by the fluorescent lamp. It was slowly crawling on the
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 487.
- 2. A
field guide to insects in Australia - By Paul Zborowski and Ross
Storey, Reed New Holland, 1996, p97.
- 3. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
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