Family: Corixidae

Water Boatmen

These photos supplement pages 97-103 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Corixidae can be found on page 97. Corixids look somewhat like Notonectids, however their beak is short and broad and their forelegs are short and scooplike. Click to compare with Notonectidae.

Corixidae

Corixidae head Corixidae lateral

Hemiptera

BelostomatidaeBelostomatidae
Giant Water Bugs


CorixidaeCorixidae
Water Boatmen


GelastocoridaeGelastocoridae
Toad Bugs


GerridaeGerridae
Water Striders


HydrometridaeHydrometridae
Water Measurers


MesoveliidaeMesoveliidae
Water Treaders


NepidaeNepidae
Water Scorpions


NotonectidaeNotonectidae
Backswimmers


PleidaePleidae
Pygmy Backswimmers


SaldidaeSaldidae
Shore Bugs


VeliidaeVeliidae
Broad-Shouldered Striders