The lesser water boatman is a water-dwelling insect of the order Hemiptera.
Adults normally range in size from 5 to 15 mm long, and are found in ponds, lakes and sometimes even swimming pools. The boatman feeds on algae and dead plant material. They have long hind legs which they use to swim on top of water. These powerful legs are covered in tiny hairs which helps them float on the surface of the water.
They breathe oxygen by trapping air beneath their wing cases when.. more