Some Common Aquatic Bugs and Aquatic Beetles…

A few years back I spent some ‘field-time’ collecting video-images of selected aquatic bugs and beetles found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  Thinking that these video-images may be of some educational use to other local naturalist, I’ll archive them here.  Enjoy! 

Belostomatidae or Giant Water Bugs

Lethocerus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-RT32RmDx0

Nepidae or Water Scorpions

Ranatra fusca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UriLq3Gri4M

Notonectidae or Backswimmers

Notonectahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euNXn03SEFI

Corixidae or Water Boatmen

Hesperocorixa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hQ5AY_ERNg

Gerridae or Water Striders

Gerrishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbhj34MLjP8

Dytiscidae or Predaceous Diving Beetles

Acilus mediatus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CShEzgBmGk

Cybister fimbriolatus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DFIMulq-aQ

Dytiscus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68-5zpxid2Y

Grophoderus occidentalis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdQIabAEd7o

Rhantushttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egwswPJgpLk

Hydrophilidae or Water Scavenger Beetles

Hydrocharahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpsUktmZwxg

Tropisternus lateralis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a197FPdOLO0

Gyrinidae or Whirligig Beetles

Dineutus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLcyk1O0ljc

Gyrinus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqqmKpwGgIY

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