Definition of Family Notonectidae

1. Noun. Aquatic carnivorous insects.

Exact synonyms: Notonectidae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Hemiptera, Order Hemiptera
Member holonyms: Genus Notonecta, Notonecta

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Notonectidae

family Myxinidae
family Myxobacteriaceae
family Myxophyceae
family Naiadaceae
family Najadaceae
family Naticidae
family Nautilidae
family Nepenthaceae
family Nephropsidae
family Nepidae
family Neritidae
family Nidulariaceae
family Nitrobacteriaceae
family Noctuidae
family Nostocaceae
family Notonectidae (current term)
family Notoryctidae
family Nummulitidae
family Nyctaginaceae
family Nymphaeaceae
family Nymphalidae
family Nyssaceae
family Ochnaceae
family Ochotonidae
family Octopodidae
family Odobenidae
family Odontaspididae
family Oedogoniaceae
family Oestridae
family Ogcocephalidae

Literary usage of Family Notonectidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"family Notonectidae.—Boat-shaped, aquatic forms, differing from all other Hemiptera by swimming on their backs. Notonecta undulata Say. ..."

2. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family Notonectidae.—The Back- swimmers (Fig. 174) as they are termed, live in fresh water. They Fio. 173. Fio. 174. Fio. 173. ..."

3. Zoology of the Invertebrata: A Text-book for Students. by Arthur Everett Shipley (1893)
"A few families may be mentioned : Family NOTONECTIDAE (water-boatmen).—These insects always swim on their back, which is convex, like the bottom of a boat, ..."

4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1907)
"... in the present chaotic condition of the American species of the genus it has been thought best not to attempt to list them. Family NOTONECTIDAE Leach. ..."

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