Gerris lacustris

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Noun1.Gerris lacustris - a variety of water strider
pond-skater, water skater, water strider - long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water
genus Gerris, Gerris - type genus of the Gerrididae
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MtDNA diversity and species phylogeny of western Palaeartic members of the Gerris lacustris group (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Gerridae) with implications for "DNA barcoding" of water striders.
Similarly, Vepsalainen and Savolainen (1995) demonstrated that past OSR experience could condition future male mating behavior in the water strider Gerris lacustris. A mate-guarding and sperm-allocation strategy that was established early in the breeding season in reflection of a male's sperm reserves and dominance rank, and of sociosexual context, would allow the male to maximize the number of females that he inseminated.