anonymous spotter's picture


Observed: 2nd April 2011 By: anonymous spotter

Better known in UK as Water Boatmen

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Peter Allen's picture


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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