#207 Common Water Strider (Aquarius remigis)

22 September

Normally continue to move to avoid being eaten by predators. It has good vision, and can row quickly over the surface of the water. It uses its front legs to seize its prey. Feeds on mosquito larvae living under the surface, and dead insects on the surface, and other insects that accidentally land on the water

During breeding season, this species can communicate with potential mates by sending ripples over on the surface of the water. Adult females normally lay their eggs on plant stems at the water’s edge

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