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Notonecta maculata MHNT.jpg
Notonecta maculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Nepomorpha
Family: Notonectidae
Genus: Notonecta
Linnaeus, 1758

Notonecta, or the common backswimmer, is a genus of backswimmer insects in the family Notonectidae. Species in this genus include:[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Merritt, R.W.; Cummins, K.W.; Berg, M.B., eds. (2008). An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America (4th ed.). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN 9780757550492. 
  2. ^ "Directório de Espécies de Portugal". Naturdata. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Notonecta". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved January 24, 2014.