Shorthorned Bugs Suborder Cryptocerata

Antennae short and usually concealed in grooves on ventral side of head. Ocelli generally absent. Aquatic or shore-inhabiting.

WATER BOATMEN Family Corixidae

Identification: Elongate-oval, aquatic, usually 12 mm. or less. Dorsal surface of body flattened, with narrow dark crosslines. Front legs short, tarsi 1-segmented and scoop-shaped. Hind legs elongate and functioning as oars.

Water boatmen are common insects in ponds. A few occur in streams, and a few are found in the brackish water of pools along

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