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Common Backswimmer Amazing little creatures! Geotagged,Notonecta glauca,United Kingdom,backswimmer,pond life,wales Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Very cool shot, Claire! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted 8 months ago
  2. Wow, fabulous shot! You're in Snowdonia? I went to college in Bangor, not too far from where you are <3. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Small world! Yes, we were in Snowdonia, absolutely stunning.Got even closer to your college when we went to Anglesey for the day. Also lovely but disappointing for bird watching, wrong time of year perhaps, or maybe just the wrong places. Visited South Stack and only saw a distant kestrel and an even more distant seal. Another time! Posted 8 months ago
      1. It is a pretty area! Unfortunate that you didn't see many birds though. Did you visit Llanfair PG? It took me months of living in Wales to be able to pronounce the full name, which I've long since forgotten ;P. Posted 8 months ago
        1. Yes we did and I would love to be able to pronounce it!
          Next time I go, I shall make sure it is in breeding season.
          Posted 8 months ago

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''Notonecta glauca'' is a species of backswimmer. It the most widespread and abundant of the four British notonectids.

Similar species: True Bugs
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Sep 25, 2019. Captured in Unnamed Road, Dolgellau LL40 2EB, UK.