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Water Strider
Order: Hemiptera
Family: Gerridae
Water striders skate across the water tension of rivers and lakes looking for prey. Besides being members of the order of true bugs, Hemiptera, they are the carnivores of the water's surface, feeding on aquatic insects and larvae. During courtship, they communicate with their mate by sending ripples across the surface.


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