Family of long legged insects that use surface tension to move about on the surface of water.
Common Pond Skater: Gerris lacustris
Photographs and information from ARKive including description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Article from Wikipedia on this family of predatory insects which rely on surface tension to walk on top of water.
Water Strider: Gerris sp.
Close-up photos of water striders.
Article by Louise Kulzer about water striders and their behavioral quirks.
Last update:September 8, 2009 at 1:12:22 UTC