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Ranatra linearis is a species of aquatic bug in the Nepidae family. They are typically five centimeters long. The breathing tube tail is often half the length of the insect. Their habitat is usually shallow water in weedy ponds. They are swimming insects, and the adults can fly.
- Southwood, T. R. E. and D. Leston, (1959) Land and Water Bugs of the British Isles Frederick Warne & co.
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