The Giant Water Bug and The Whirligig

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The Giant Water Bug
and
The Whirligig
By: DeMarco and Chandler
Giant Water Bug
Habitat
The giant water bug
usually live in clear,
slow-moving, freshwater streams or ponds,
preferring aquatic
vegetation(See map).
Description
The giant water bug is referred
to as one of the biggest insects
in both the U.S.A. and Canada.
It can grow up to 4 inches long
and is commonly mistaken for
a cockroach or beetle.
Food
•Tadpoles
•Insects
•Small Fish
•Salamanders
•Frogs
Whirligig Beetle
Habitat
The whirligig beetles live
in ponds and streams
and are found all over
the world.
Description
The whirligig beetles are
small, black beetles that
can grow to be 1/8 to 1
3/8 inches long.
Food
•Microorganisms
•Other insects(dead or
alive)
References-Giant Water Bug
•Beneficial Bugs
http://beneficialbugs.org/bugs/Giant_Water_Bug/giant_water_bug.htm
•Tele Community
http://taos-telecommunity.org/epow/EPOW-Archive/archive_2005/EPOW050110_files/5848%20Ituta%20-%20giant%20water-bug%20Belastomatidae.jpg
•Lost Springs
http://www.lostsprings.com/photos.aspx?cat=Bugs&photo=giant_water_bug
•Bug Guide
http://bugguide.net/maps/maps/13708.png
•Farm Static
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1383/1394911300_05d94a9f93_z.jpg \
•Insects of Alberta
http://www.insectsofalberta.com/images/2005-sept_17_giantwaterbug.jpg
•Something’s Crawling In My Hair
http://somethingscrawlinginmyhair.com/wpcontent/uploads/2009/05/giantwaterbugeatinggoldfish.jpg
References-Whirligig
• Ehow
http://www.ehow.com/about_6550331_insect-information-whirligig-beetles.html
• Insects of West Virginia
http://www.insectsofwestvirginia.net/b/ak5-dineutus-sp.jpg
• Pics Digger
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Nature/Beetles/WhirligigBeetles.jpg
• Scientific Illistrator
http://www.scientificillustrator.com/art/insects/whirligig_beetle.jpg
• Water Beetles Of Ireland
http://waterbeetlesofireland.biodiversityireland.ie/userfiles/image/Gyrinus_distinctus
_resized.jpg
• Encyclopedia
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Whirligig_beetle.aspx

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