Water Strider

What is this?
Thanks for the assassin bug reply, that was fast! Could you also identify these insects? Your site is terrific!
Merry & Brett

Hi Merry and Brett,
The Water Strider, Family Gerridae, is a True Bug. They dart about on the surface film of water feeding on small animals that fall into the water or float up from below. Some are wingless and others capable of flight. They are called Skaters in Canada and Jesus Bugs in Texas because they walk on water.

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