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Water boatman (<em>Sigara</em> sp.)
11-JUL-2013 Christine Hanrahan

Water boatman (Sigara sp.)

This is another insect that came to the sheets when mothing in Larose Forest last week. This little creature is a true bug in the Order Hemiptera, and as the name suggests, is an aquatic species. Like the huge diving beetle that also came to the lights at the same time, these insects are also attracted at night, to lights. Other aquatic insects that we saw include Fishflies, and Caddisflies.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
1/60s f/2.8 at 5.0mm iso80 full exif

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Stephanie16-Jul-2013 14:21
Wonderful capture of this big bug! V
LOL at Carl's comment! ;)
Terry Sprague16-Jul-2013 12:40
Very cool!
Pierre16-Jul-2013 11:53
On peut très bien observer les détails de cet insecte aquatique, bravo pour cette prise de vue très réussie! V
Graeme16-Jul-2013 10:46
Superb close up details, Christine.BV
unefilledefrance16-Jul-2013 09:22
and many thanks for the visit ..
Yvonne16-Jul-2013 07:33
Love how you've presented this Christine, so well done! v
Don16-Jul-2013 07:28
Interesting paddles or rudders for hind legs. Interesting too, and to me a little surprising, that they'd leave their aquatic home to come to your light.
joseantonio16-Jul-2013 04:13
Another fantastic find.Great details.V
Carl Carbone16-Jul-2013 02:51
Love these guys. Nice shot. It almost looks like a mount! I remember once a friend of
mine caught some of these and some water striders to put into his freshwater aquarium.
Next morning they were all over his walls and his mother was mortified. :-)
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