boat bug definition

  • noun:
    • An aquatic hemipterous pest for the genus Notonecta; water boatman.
    • carnivorous aquatic bug having paddle-like hind feet
  • others:
    • An aquatic hemipterous insect associated with genus Notonecta; -- so named from cycling on its back, which provides it the appearance of just a little motorboat. Known as also boat fly, boat insect, boatman, and liquid boatman.

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