- This page contains pictures and information about Water Strider in family Gerridae
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Bugs in family Gerridae are true water striders. They have four long legs
with fore legs distinctly shorter. They skate rapidly on the surface of
water. They may be winged or wingless. They are found usually in large
aggregations in lakes, temporary pools or the quiet parts of creeks. They
are predaceous. It is believed that they communicate and sense information
by the ripple on water surface.
- Water Strider
- Limnogonus luctuosus, body length 12mm
- Bugs in this family are long legs and skate rapidly on water surface. They
are predators of other insects. They are common on slow-flowing creeks and
small ponds. The adults of this species have two forms, fully winged and wingless.
More pictures and information can be found in this page.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 484.
- 2. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
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