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Who is the
Lesser Water Boatman?

Lesser Water Boatman
Corixa species
Lesser Water Boatman

This Lesser Water Boatman, probably Corixa punctata, sits in a posture that is typical for these insects: slanted forward, anchored with the claws of its middle legs. The front legs are positioned under the beak and the hind legs are stretched out horizontally, ready to propel the bug with a pouncing movement.

Who is the Lesser Water Boatman ?  -  The differences when compared to a backswimmer.  -  Way of life.

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