Notonecta undulata
backswimmer ack"swim`mer n. any of numerous predaceous aquatic insects of the family {Notonectidae} (such as {Notonecta undulata}) that swim on their backs and may inflict painful bites; -- also called {boat bug}. --[RHUD] [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • Notonecta undulata — noun predaceous aquatic insect that swims on its back and may inflict painful bites • Syn: ↑backswimmer • Hypernyms: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteran, ↑hemipteron • Member Holonyms: ↑No …   Useful english dictionary

  • Notonecta — glauca Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Notonecta — noun type genus of the Notonectidae: backswimmers • Syn: ↑genus Notonecta • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Notonectidae, ↑family Notonectidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Notonecta — noun type genus of the Notonectidae: backswimmers • Syn: ↑Notonecta • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Notonectidae, ↑family Notonectidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • backswimmer — noun predaceous aquatic insect that swims on its back and may inflict painful bites • Syn: ↑Notonecta undulata • Hypernyms: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteran, ↑hemipteron • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • backswimmer — ack swim mer n. any of numerous predaceous aquatic insects of the family {Notonectidae} (such as {Notonecta undulata}) that swim on their backs and may inflict painful bites; also called {boat bug}. [RHUD] [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boat bug — backswimmer ack swim mer n. any of numerous predaceous aquatic insects of the family {Notonectidae} (such as {Notonecta undulata}) that swim on their backs and may inflict painful bites; also called {boat bug}. [RHUD] [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hemipteran — noun insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis • Syn: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteron • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑leaf bug …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemipteron — noun insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis • Syn: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑leaf bug …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemipterous insect — noun insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis • Syn: ↑bug, ↑hemipteran, ↑hemipteron • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑leaf bug, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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