anonymous spotter's picture

Backswimmer

Observed: 2nd April 2011 By: anonymous spotter
Backswimmer
Description:

Better known in UK as Water Boatmen

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Peter Allen's picture

Bite

I can confirm from personal experience that the bite can be (slightly) uncomfortable.

Hampshire Dragonfly recorder
Hampshire & IOW Wildlfe Trust

anonymous spotter's picture

Thanks -

for the correction to the identification, and for the comment. I've never really paid much attention to them, but as is often the case, they're quite interesting when you start to read up a bit.

rimo's picture

Notonecta obliqua is our

Notonecta obliqua is our largest species, around 1.5 times the size of the common N. glauca, and certainly has a bite which stings rather!

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