What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

November 20, 2009
The following water bug pix were taken at Hans Botel Cottage, Cape Coast, Ghana.
AJ

Water Striders from Ghana

Water Striders from Ghana

Dear AJ,
The spareness of your words is amusing.  Our readership tends to be hungry for information, and your succinct entries just leaves them salivating for more.  These are Water Striders, aquatic True Bugs that skate on the surface of ponds and other bodies of water, waiting for insects to fall in which they feed upon.  Though Water Striders in the family Gerridae are quite common in North America and other places around the world, this posting represents a brand new category for our site that previously experienced a noticeable dearth of Water Strider images.

Water Striders

Water Striders

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