Sunday, July 16, 2006
Backswimmer bug, from what I've read it's family Notonectidae and wing position shows it's Hemiptera or true bug. These little bugs are interesting in that they are their own diving bells.
You can probably tell this was taken in a small aquarium (2.5 gal or 9.46 l). After I get all the land based camera equipment that I need, I promise to go out and pick up the aquatic gear.
Despite the artificial environment, I was happy to get a close picture to see how these little fellows managed some of the aquatic acrobatics. They are fast and aggressive towards other insects but real chickens when it comes to people.