Join Photoblog!
pixel
« 
pixel
«  
  »
pixel
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
 »
pixel

26. Predaceous Diving Beetle

2010.01.26
pixel
pixel
pixel
pixel
pixel
Agabus seriatus aka Predaceous Diving Beetle or Water Beetle

About the Beetle :
It is a very ferocious beetle that lives in poodles and rivers. It is about 1 to 2 cm and it feeds in tadpoles, larvaes, and other insects. Its hairy back legs are like oars that are useful to dive under water! It also flies on the air very well. Many water beetles carry an air bubble underneath their abdomens, which both provides an air supply, and prevents water from getting into the wings (located under the ‘’shell’’). A nickname that people call the water beetle is the water devil. Also because of their rapidity they are also known as water tigers.

Don’t fear, it doesn’t attack humans, and even if they do, they are not poisonous and the bite is like from an ordinary ant!

Also this is my favorite beetle and my favorite water insect!

About the picture:
I decided to make some effects not just because the background was not the best, but because I wanted to focus only on the bug.
46 Comments
wfrnk Nice guy... :-)
wfrnk · 2010-01-26: 08:38
soubhagya Nice man! The bug seems ingenious!
soubhagya · 2010-01-26: 09:11
dontblink I like #3. He is doing the splits:)
dontblink · 2010-01-26: 09:17
lookagain Looks like this bug was definitely built for diving! Cool images and interesting information. Especially love the editing in the last shot!
lookagain · 2010-01-26: 09:34
Nellinka Wow! Love the last picture!
Nellinka · 2010-01-26: 09:41
Ryana Nice editings. ;^)
Ryana · 2010-01-26: 09:50
netmatic Great! very cool
netmatic · 2010-01-26: 09:50
Lynda This is called a waterboatman in the UK and I used to see them in a pond near where I lived as a child and used to fish for tadpoles.
Lynda · 2010-01-26: 10:17
mujay nice :)
mujay · 2010-01-26: 10:19
cryuffeints Love the edit on the last one! cool pic
cryuffeints · 2010-01-26: 10:33
josejacob ya the last one !!!!!!1
nice work
josejacob · 2010-01-26: 11:22
smbunation Cool effect. Neat bug.
smbunation · 2010-01-26: 11:32
????? I really like number 3. Even though it is a bug.
????? · 2010-01-26: 11:55
wanazza cute bug! nice editing, i like #4! :)
wanazza · 2010-01-26: 12:36
JaCkYe Até me arrepiei.... confesso q n gosto nd de bichitos que me lembrem baratas.... mas estão muito bem as fotos;)
JaCkYe · 2010-01-26: 12:49
SADHYA Predaceous is a wonderful new word that you have invented Ricky. I will try and use it regularly.
Great post and good information.
SADHYA · 2010-01-26: 12:54
noptek Wonderful pictures. The bug looks like a jewell in in #2.
noptek · 2010-01-26: 14:07
kenzshots great ricky, learned a lot from this post.....
kenzshots · 2010-01-26: 15:18
DutchMountains like it Ricky !!
DutchMountains · 2010-01-26: 15:21
MouseholeKit You do love your creepy crawlies.
#3 shows it off very well
MouseholeKit · 2010-01-26: 15:25
ciripbogar :))))cute beetle! Good shots!
ciripbogar · 2010-01-26: 15:30
jennye cool set!
last one makes me dizzy!!
jennye · 2010-01-26: 15:45
Jarvo Great shots Ricky.
Jarvo · 2010-01-26: 15:46
sorealism nice and good
sorealism · 2010-01-26: 16:13
jevsnw Brave beetle, love the last shot :0
jevsnw · 2010-01-26: 17:53
finbarr Awesome set !! i love your last shot ,
finbarr · 2010-01-26: 18:05
????? Lives in poodles and rivers LOL
But you have some strange comments on this blog Ricky,
water boatmen are slightly different creature than these Water Beetles and Predaceous is the correct word, you didn't make it up by mistake LOL
Great set again, and I love the last one.
A poodle is a type of dog btw, like on tomie's profile picture :-))
????? · 2010-01-26: 18:33
mverellen eww you put it in your hand? they creep me out
mverellen · 2010-01-26: 19:04
urmysunshine Very cool post!!~
urmysunshine · 2010-01-26: 21:00
matteahmb shot 2 is quite interesting!
matteahmb · 2010-01-26: 21:41
thebronzebow #2 is cool the way it appears to float in the mist.
thebronzebow · 2010-01-26: 23:15
photogp :)) The last one is so creative!
photogp · 2010-01-26: 23:47
jet28 Very effective!
jet28 · 2010-01-27: 02:59
hannamagnusson Great editing!
hannamagnusson · 2010-01-27: 03:04
gwena nice work
gwena · 2010-01-27: 05:37
????? It is cute!
????? · 2010-01-27: 07:01
nieprzyzwoita nice men :D
nieprzyzwoita · 2010-01-27: 10:01
ArtBee Very interesting beetle story! Nice shots!
ArtBee · 2010-01-27: 11:59
mystic1 Love the last shot Ricky Well Done!!
mystic1 · 2010-01-27: 15:13
Wasichseh Great, Ricky! Beautiful little beetle!
Wasichseh · 2010-01-28: 02:50
Balladina well done ! great focus !
Balladina · 2010-01-28: 12:24
brissia la ultima es la mejor
escarabajo feliz!!!
brissia · 2010-01-28: 15:28
pickledherring WOW !!
pickledherring · 2010-01-29: 00:14
TIM927 great effects,,,love the last!

TIM927 · 2010-01-29: 03:40
Riyaz Great shots! Last one is super!
Riyaz · 2010-01-29: 17:58
onlymehdi very coooool
onlymehdi · 2010-03-12: 07:39
You must be logged in to comment!
Views: 631
Category: Insects
pixel
Tagged: predaceous diving beetle insect bug
« 
pixel
 »
pixel