Definition of backswimmer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbakswɪmə/


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Another term for water boatman (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • 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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