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Synonyms for backswimmer

predaceous aquatic insect that swims on its back and may inflict painful bites

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There are photo-packed chapters on wood lice, slugs and snails, aphids, caterpillars, worms, earwigs, ladybugs, spiders, crickets & katydids, pseudoscorpions, mosquito larvae, dragonfly larvae, and backswimmers.
MONDAY nHunt out boatmen and backswimmers at Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve, off Eachelhurst Road, Erdington.
1992; Ravenscroft 1994; Moilanen & Hanski 1998; Bergman 1999) and backswimmers of the genus Notonecta (Briers & Warren 2000).
Pygmy backswimmers inhabit vegetation, primarily in permanent ponds but also in lake shallows, stream backwaters, and swamps (Hilsenhoff 1991).