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Photo#259407
Pond Skater - Aquarius remigis

Pond Skater - Aquarius remigis
Dover, Stewart County, Tennessee, USA
March 17, 2009
Size: 1 half- 2 inches
Pond Skater anybody ? I always thought these were spiders.
Thank you


Kathleen Chute
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Moved
Moved from Aquarius.

sorry
I just learned how to do that the other day.

Aquarius (likely remigis)
Assuming size is correct, Gerris is generally smaller.

 
Hi
My husband said about an inch I was including the legs .
silly

I wonder
if this is in the genus of Gerris? Looks very similar.

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A type of "pond skater" yes, they are a type of true bug. As a kid I thought they were spiders too and was quite surprised that some can even fly.

 
Some can Fly??
When I was shooting this bug, he was quite mad and upset at me. He jumped out of the water at me camera .I went through the roof. =]

Kathleen Chute
Images That speak Ur Language
www.runwiththewild.com
Fawn

 
Dear Kathleen
please do not post any pictures besides the ones of the insects that you would like to have identified. It distracts. You can give a webside address together with your profile if you go under 'your acount'.

 
Sorry
I Just learned how to do that. I just got excited