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274. Backswimmers

2010.10.02
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Notonecta glauca aka Common Backswimmer


Backswimmers are predators and attack prey as large as tadpoles and small fish, and can inflict a painful "bite" on a human beings (actually I’ve experimented that bite when I was a kid). But don’t be afraid! They won’t bite you because they have afraid of humans! They will only bite if you catch them or do anything to them!
They live in still freshwater,. lakes, pools, marshes, and are sometimes found in garden ponds. They can fly well and so migrate easily to new habitat.
To me Water Insects are one of the most interesting bugs from all the world, not just because they are the most strange, but because they are not well known among people!

I also liked the way they appeared on the water. and it is green because its a reflection of the leaves!:)
30 Comments
????? well, I've definiately never heard of these, great!
????? · 2010-10-02: 10:11
trippindelight Interesting photos and information. I enjoy watching waterbugs too..but I've never seen this one.
trippindelight · 2010-10-02: 10:29
Davorka super set!i like this !
Davorka · 2010-10-02: 10:30
Jarvo Neat captures Ricky. These are very hard to catch - well done.
Jarvo · 2010-10-02: 10:30
cariad Great post Ricky... and fascinating info to go with them...I have learnt so much from your posts :)
cariad · 2010-10-02: 10:40
MARETKA88 nice post...yes, i used to see them in pools growing up...always tried to catch them but they were fast and didnt want to be around you.
MARETKA88 · 2010-10-02: 11:06
????? Nicely done! Great!
????? · 2010-10-02: 11:30
photogp Wow, fantastic!!
photogp · 2010-10-02: 11:35
skskz Very interesting!!!!! It seems the insect is tiny..Wonderful captures!!!!
skskz · 2010-10-02: 11:40
ArtBee Very interesting bug! Thanks for the information it makes the insect even more interesting!
ArtBee · 2010-10-02: 13:08
Francesc21 Interesting post and pics!!
Francesc21 · 2010-10-02: 13:59
josy63 well and interesting done
josy63 · 2010-10-02: 14:45
jennye I've always liked these insects, but never knew that they would attack tadpoles and fish! cool! thanks for the info!
jennye · 2010-10-02: 14:54
RayNvb Looks like you were under water shooting up! Are you now scuba driving too?
RayNvb · 2010-10-02: 16:31
miclaud Very funny!
miclaud · 2010-10-02: 16:47
finbarr Fantastic shots Ricky !
finbarr · 2010-10-02: 17:35
????? Kuku Supeb shots! :)
????? · 2010-10-02: 22:13
????? And they are very acrobatic too :)). Interesting fact, totally new to me.
????? · 2010-10-03: 00:24
goolikhash wow
very nice
it seems you are very good in entomology,not?
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great set dear ricky
its "زيبا" in persian.....
goolikhash · 2010-10-03: 02:51
jet28 Interesting set :-)
jet28 · 2010-10-03: 05:55
SADHYA Another really interesting set Ricky.
SADHYA · 2010-10-03: 06:02
noptek Cool
noptek · 2010-10-03: 07:44
????? It looks like a little devil!!
????? · 2010-10-03: 07:51
wfrnk Agree with MrsBox... :-)
wfrnk · 2010-10-03: 09:47
wildduck Awesome!
wildduck · 2010-10-03: 13:36
lookagain Ohhh....great capture of the swimmers, Ricky!!
lookagain · 2010-10-03: 18:27
????? So interesting, Ricky!
????? · 2010-10-04: 11:47
Unchained :))) Então já como garoto teve uma fascinação por insectos, e pelos vistos o amor é recíproco. Tenho aprendido umas coisas consigo, he he.
Unchained · 2010-10-04: 11:53
YUKJA Very impressive! Especially #2!
I like the color of the water, seems so dense!
YUKJA · 2010-10-07: 14:18
DieRomantic I like them!
I must macro them!
DieRomantic · 2010-10-09: 11:38
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