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Notonectidae


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; order Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera)

Family of predatory, aquatic bugs, which swim in the water with their backs directed downwards, propelling themselves by means of the hair-fringed hind pair of legs; hence their common names. The front two pairs of legs are used to grasp prey. There are about 200 species, distributed world-wide.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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