Definition of backswimmer in English:


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  • another term for water boatman ( sense 1).
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    • She pointed out damselfly larva, water beetles, tadpoles, backswimmers, dragon fly larva and snails as they circled around in our tiny sample of the marsh.
    • Adult and larval backswimmers eat smaller animals in the water including bloodworms and aquatic larvae.
    • Holding its pale back away from the sunlight makes the backswimmer harder for predators to spot.

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