We like to think of the water boatman cheerily rowing about and diving among the reflections of the trees.
Now, Mr. water boatman, we are going to have a good look at you.
The water boatman swims upon his back by means of his singularly formed legs.
Nell wants to know if the water boatman has a thorax and an abdomen.
The water boatman is much more compact in form than the Orthoptera, or any of the other insects we have studied.
That oval beetle which is swimming on its back, and using two legs like oars, is the water boatman.
Unlike the water boatman, however, its back is not flat but is shaped like the keel of a boat.
The water boatman breathes by spiracles, and carries his supply of air with him.
The insect known as the water boatman has a regular pair of oars, his legs being used as such.