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Water Strider

Tribe Gerrini

Description:

The Gerridae are a family of insects in the order Hemiptera, commonly known as water striders, water skeeters, water bugs, pond skaters, water skippers, or Jesus bugs. Gerrids distinguish themselves by having the unusual ability to walk on water, making them pleuston (surface-living) animals. They are anatomically built to transfer their weight to be able to run on top of the water's surface. As a result, one could likely find water striders present in any pond, river, or lake.

Habitat:

Seen on a river.

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3 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Thank you Hema and FernandoMSoares!

FernandoMSoares
FernandoMSoares 2 years ago

Nice picture!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

great details!

Wild Things
Spotted by
Wild Things

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 5, 2019
Submitted on Feb 6, 2020

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