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Skimmers

Habitat:

Side streams, slack waters, warm to hot places.

Notes:

Spotted these skimmers one afternoon at a side stream of the River Murty at Chalsa, Cooch Behar.

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2 Comments

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 10 years ago

Thanks Martijin van de School for the lead.

It's a species of Gerridae (Heteroptera). According to wikipedia there are over 1700 species of these skimmers. You'd probably need an identification key to identify it up to genus or species.

DrNamgyalTSherpa
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DrNamgyalTSherpa

West Bengal, India

Spotted on Nov 2, 2013
Submitted on Nov 6, 2013

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