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Backswimmer

Notonecta sp.

Notes:

Water bug found mating, eating and floating. It often dives. Also, I watched one attack a struggling junebug, it jumped on top and then quickly got off. I believe it realized it was too big to eat, or it realized it wasn't what it thought it was. I wasn't able to get a picture of the fast interaction.



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Backswimmer
Notonecta sp.

New York, USA

Lat: 42.89, Long: -78.62

Spotted on Jul 25, 2016
Submitted on Jul 25, 2016

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