Yellow Backswimmer
Yellow Backswimmer
Yellow Backswimmer (Anisops cf planifascies)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: True Bugs (Hemiptera)
Family: Backswimmer (Notonectidae)
Species: Yellow Backswimmer (Anisops cf planifascies)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
~7mm long, didn't register on the scales, so less than 10mg. Mainly yellow with orange patch on top and black stripes underneath (which is what would normally be seen from above).
A quantity (~10 or so) came to a night light in February.

Copyright © 2019-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Feb-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.