Bristles at the Extremity of the Abdomen of the Hydrophilus Piceus

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“The female is sometimes seen clinging to aquatic plants head downward, forming her cocoon, terminated by a long pedicle, in which she places her eggs, by means of the two bristles situated at the extremity of the abdomen.”


Hazlitt Alva Cuppy PH.D., Editor Beauties and Wonders of Land and Sea (Springfield, OH: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, 1895)


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