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True Bug Family Notonectidae

These are pretty much always called Backswimmers.
Backswimmers are often important to trout, especially in ponds. They're one of the insects which usually doesn't factor into a fly angler's decisions at all, but it pays to be aware of them because in just-so situations the trout eat nothing else.

Be careful handling them--they have a painful bite.
Notonectidae (Backswimmers) Backswimmer AdultNotonectidae (Backswimmers) True Bug Adult View 4 Pictures
Collected May 18, 2004 from in
Added to by on January 25, 2006
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