274. Backswimmers

by Ricardo October. 02, 2010 4238 views

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!:)

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Die Romantic 6 years, 7 months ago

I like them!
I must macro them!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Vania Gianese 6 years, 7 months ago

Very impressive! Especially #2!
I like the color of the water, seems so dense!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Christa 6 years, 7 months ago

:))) Então já como garoto teve uma fascinação por insectos, e pelos vistos o amor é recíproco. Tenho aprendido umas coisas consigo, he he.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 7 months ago

Ohhh....great capture of the swimmers, Ricky!!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 7 months ago

Awesome!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Walter 6 years, 7 months ago

Agree with MrsBox... :-)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 6 years, 7 months ago

Cool

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 7 months ago

Another really interesting set Ricky.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jet28 6 years, 7 months ago

Interesting set :-)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Goolikhash 6 years, 7 months ago

wow
very nice
it seems you are very good in entomology,not?
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great set dear ricky
its "زيبا" in persian.....

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic shots Ricky !

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Miclaud 6 years, 7 months ago

Very funny!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ray 6 years, 7 months ago

Looks like you were under water shooting up! Are you now scuba driving too?

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jennye 6 years, 7 months ago

I've always liked these insects, but never knew that they would attack tadpoles and fish! cool! thanks for the info!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 7 months ago

well and interesting done

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Francesc 6 years, 7 months ago

Interesting post and pics!!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting bug! Thanks for the information it makes the insect even more interesting!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Saku 6 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting!!!!! It seems the insect is tiny..Wonderful captures!!!!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 6 years, 7 months ago

Wow, fantastic!!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 6 years, 7 months ago

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.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 7 months ago

Great post Ricky... and fascinating info to go with them...I have learnt so much from your posts :)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 6 years, 7 months ago

Neat captures Ricky. These are very hard to catch - well done.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 6 years, 7 months ago

super set!i like this !

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tripp 6 years, 7 months ago

Interesting photos and information. I enjoy watching waterbugs too..but I've never seen this one.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
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