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 head


Corixidae lateral