Water Strider from China

Subject: Water Strider from China Location: Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China August 5, 2017 6:21 pm Dear Bugman, what’s a common water strider in China? To be specific, Hebei Province. Is it the genus Gerris? Thank you and kind regards, Signature: Peter Dear Peter, You are correct that this is a Water Strider in the family Gerridae, … Read more

Smaller Water Striders

Subject: aquatic insect Location: No. Yuba River, Sierra County, California July 21, 2017 10:27 pm Hi there! I saw these bugs on top of the river water in a slow side pool. They were skating around like crazy! Looked like there were 100’s of them. I photographed them yesterday on the North Yuba River, in … Read more

Water Strider from Thailand

Subject: Bug from natural pool near Chiang Mai, Thailand Location: Near Chiang Mai, Thailand March 7, 2015 10:14 pm G’day Bugman, My wife and I were enjoying our honeymoon throughout SE Asia, and in one spot near Chiang Mai I came across an insect the likes I have never encountered before Signature: John Dear John, … Read more

Water Striders from South Africa

Subject: Strange critters in my pool Location: Durban, South Africa November 12, 2013 9:32 am Good day. I’ve got a bit of a problem in my pool at the moment. I’ve more or less always had these strange 4 legged creatures in my pool, but no more than a dozen or so usually. Description: 4 … Read more

Water Striders

Subject: Water Striders Location: Tucquan Glen, Lancaster County PA October 29, 2013 10:36 am Hi Daniel! I read your comment about wishing you had more photographs of water striders. I attached a few shots that I took several weeks ago at Tucquan Glen in Lancaster County PA. There are two shots of an adult with … Read more