Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: I See You!

I don’t think I’d ever looked closely at a giant water bug’s eyes before I caught my first Carolinian Lethocerus a few weeks ago and snapped a photo of her face zoomed REALLY far in:

giant water bug eyes

Wow! Those are some stunning eyes!


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11 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: I See You!

  1. Fantastic picture! Can you please answer a questions about dragonflies? In the spring/early summer I had two species in my yard that I don’t see anymore (late summer). Do you have any idea why? I still see other species but not those two. Thanks

    • Do you remember what they looked like? A lot of dragonflies have a season where they’re most active, but there are also migratory species that tend to stay in one place for short periods of time and then move on. Depending on which species they were, they could be one or the other.

      • Thank you for your reply, interesting that some are migratory I didn’t know that. Here is a description of the 2 dragonflies I saw: Both dragonflies were about 2″ long. One had a white/pale blue body and a single thick brown bar in the middle of clear wings. The other had a brown body and 2 brown bars on clear wings. One at wing tip, the other in the middle of the wing, also a brown patch on wing where wing joins the body. I have pictures if you’d like me to send them let me know. Thanks again! :)

  2. Thats a cracking shot of a species I’d love to see. Sadly there are no Giant water bugs over here in the UK, just have to make do with water scorpions and little saucer bugs!

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