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

Water Strider

Dear Peter,
You are correct that this is a Water Strider in the family Gerridae, but we do not have the necessary skills to further classify it to the genus or species level.  According to BugGuide:  “fine water-repellant hairs on the underside of the tarsi allow the bug to walk on water’s surface.” 

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