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 Water Strider

Insect predator living in the "2-D" world of water surfaces. About 20mm long body and up to 1.5m/s fast. Many tiny hairs on the legs (3 micrometres and less in diametre) enable the insect to 'walk on water'. [180mm, 1/160, handheld (due to the fast movements of these creatures)].

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Keyword tags: Water Strider, Gerridae, Gerromorpha, Water surface, Murky waters, Insect, Wildlife, Nature, Surface tension, Australia, Wasserläufer, Boatman insect, Aquarius antigone, Kirkaldy, Macro, Pond Skater, Creek, Hemiptera, Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Pterygota, Neoptera, Heteroptera, アメンボ