Notonectidae

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Notonectidae

[‚nōd·ə′nek·tə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The backswimmers, a family of aquatic, carnivorous hemipteran insects in the superfamily Notonectoidea; individuals swim ventral side up, aided in breathing by an air bubble.