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Gerridae sp. (family)

Unidentified water strider at suppressed

Gerridae sp. (family) at suppressed - 25 Dec 2022
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Identification history

Gerridae sp. (family) 5 Jan 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Gerridae sp. (family) 2 Jan 2023 KenT
Unidentified 2 Jan 2023 arjay

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User's notes

These guys are scooting around on the surface of water. Currently feasting on a dead green shield bug.

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arjay wrote:
   3 Jan 2023
Just looked through the water striders on CNM. The closest to mine is 4206194. May not be the same.

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Species information

  • Gerridae sp. (family) Scientific name
  • Unidentified water strider Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 25 Dec 2022 11:26 AM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Alive / healthy Animal health

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