Native SpeciesGiant water bug

Belostomatidae
FOUND by MDSciGr2
2017-10-11
Swanville
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Maddy P
Peer reviewed by Amariyah G
Field Notes
I am happy because we found a fish I see hear and smell water,rocks,mud, water bootsI am surprised by what we found or did't find because It was hard to catch fish
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Why I think it is a giant water bug its body shaped like an oval.
Photo of my evidence.
I think it is a giant water bug is because it has 4 long legs.
Photo of my evidence.
The reason why i think it is a giant water bug is because it looks like it has claw looking legs.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Belostomatidae
Common name:
Giant water bug
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
How big is it?: 
5 - 10 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Male
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.471400 °
Longitude: 
W -69.044300 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - By water's edge
Trip Information
Name:
Wescott Stream
Trip date: 
Wed, 2017-10-11 09:30
Town or city: 
Swanville
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
10 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Dirt road
Walking trail
People
Water temperature: 
15.1°C
pH: 
6.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
4.0mg/L

Comments

What a cool and slightly intimidating specimen. Thanks for sharing. Your post made me curious about giant water bugs, and I found this blog post on Scientific American. Sharing here in case you find it interesting: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/the-attack-of-the-gia...

~sniffly