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Backswimmer Illustration


Backswimmer (Notonectida), colored pencil and watercolor

Commissioned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

About backswimmers:
Backswimmers swim upside-down. They eat aquatic insects and small vertebrates like tadpoles and small fish. They live in slow-flowing shallow streams, freshwater pools, and ponds throughout North America. The bite feels like a bee sting. They are about 5 to 15 mm.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (having a segmented body with appendages on each segment)
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Notonectidae

More about backswimmers:
Wikipedia: Notonectidae
eNature: Common Backswimmers
University of Michigan: Identifying Aquatic Insects
Bug Guide - Family Notonectidae - Backswimmers

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