Invertebrates - Danny Goodding


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Belostoma sp. with eggs on back

Belostoma sp. with eggs on back

Male aquatic bug carrying eggs on his wings. The male of some species of aquatic bugs (particularly Belostomatidae) carry and care for the eggs after the female deposits them on their back. The males risk their lives by staying near the water-air interface to maximize oxygenation of the eggs. Depending on the species, they'll hatch after 7-14 days of paternal care.
Belostoma sp.... lutarium or flumineum maybe?

Composite of 4 pictures stacked in Zerene Stacker