water bug

Definitions of water bug
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n a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water

Types:
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giant water bug
large water bug with piercing and sucking mouthparts; feeds on young fishes
water scorpion
long-legged aquatic insect having the front legs fitted for seizing and holding prey and the abdomen extended by a long breathing tube
boat bug, water boatman
carnivorous aquatic bug having paddle-like hind legs
pond-skater, water skater, water strider
long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water
Gerris lacustris, common pond-skater
a variety of water strider
Type of:
heteropterous insect
true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips

n small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest

Synonyms:
Blattella germanica, Croton bug, German cockroach, crotonbug
Type of:
cockroach, roach
any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests

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