Corixidae -- Water Boatmen


  • Front tarsi 1-segmented and scoop-shaped
  • Hind legs lack claws
  • Tarsi of hind legs bear a fringe of long hairs as an adaptation for swimming

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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University