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water strider

Any of various predatory hemipteran insects of the family Gerridae, having long slender legs with which they support themselves on the surface of water. Also called skater.
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water strider


water skater

(Animals) another name for a pond-skater
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wa′ter strid`er

any of several aquatic bugs of the family Gerridae, having long, slender legs fringed with minute hairs, enabling the insects to dart about on the surface of the water.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water strider - long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of waterwater strider - long-legged bug that skims about on the surface of water
water bug - a true bug: large aquatic bug adapted to living in or on the surface of water
family Gerrididae, Gerrididae, family Gerridae, Gerridae - an arthropod family that includes water striders
common pond-skater, Gerris lacustris - a variety of water strider
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Polhemus, 1980, with a body length of less than 1.5 mm, to the gigantic water strider Gigantometra gigas (China, 1925) with legs spanning more than 30 cm.
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