water boat-man

water boatman

any of numerous aquatic insects of the family Corixidae, having paddlelike hind legs.
Also called boat bug.


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water boatman
any of various aquatic bugs of the families Notonectidae and Corixidae, having a flattened body and oarlike hind legs, adapted for swimming

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