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Genus Aquarius

Aquarius sp? - Aquarius remigis Water Strider  - Aquarius remigis 8033092 Gerrid - Aquarius remigis Water Strider - Aquarius remigis water strider - Aquarius remigis water strider - Aquarius remigis Gerrinae - Aquarius ampla water strider - Aquarius remigis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Gerromorpha (Semiaquatic Bugs)
Superfamily Gerroidea
Family Gerridae (Water Striders)
Subfamily Gerrinae
Genus Aquarius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as a subgenus of Gerris
Explanation of Names
Aquarius Schellenberg 1800
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1), ~15 total(2)
Identification
hind tibia at least 4 times as long as metatarsomere 1; connexival spines prominent; pronotum dull; antennomere 1 more than 0.9 as long as antennomeres 2+3; adults winged or wingless
Range
worldwide, but mostly holarctic; throughout NA(2)
Habitat
surface of ponds, lakes, slow-moving streams, rivers
Food
aquatic arthropods
See Also
Gerris: connexival spines not prominent, metatibia <3.3 as long as metatarsomere 1
Limnoporus: antennomere 1 <0.8 length of antennomeres 2+3
Internet References
world species, w/distribution(2)