Notonectidae -- Backswimmers


  • Hind legs lack claws
  • Tibia and tarsi of hind legs bear a fringe of long hairs as an adaptation for swimming
  • Ventral side of body is darker in color than dorsal side

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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University