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Abedus is a genus of giant water bugs. Species of this genus exhibit male parental care. Eggs are laid on the male's back, and the male tends them until the eggs hatch.[1]


Partial list of species: [2]


  1. ^ Robert L. Smith (1997). "Evolution of paternal care in the giant water bugs (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae)". In Jae C. Choe & Bernard J. Crespi. The Evolution of Social Behavior in Insects and Arachnids Sociality. Cambridge University Press. pp. 116–149. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511721953.007. ISBN 978-0-511-72195-3. 
  2. ^ "Abedus Stål, 1862". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 


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