Notonecta glauca

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Notonecta glauca
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Notonectidae
Genus: Notonecta
Species: N. glauca
Binomial name
Notonecta glauca
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Notonecta glauca is a species of backswimmer. It is the most widespread and abundant of the four British notonectids.[1]


  1. ^ Southwood, Richard; Dennis Leston (1959). Land & Water Bugs of the British Isles. London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. LTD.