A slender predatory bug which moves quickly across the surface film of water, using its front legs for catching prey.
- Family Gerridae, suborder Heteroptera: Gerris and other genera, and many species, in particular the common European G. lacustris
- Children will be able to get answers to all their burning bug questions, like whether a woodlouse eats wood, whether a centipede really has one hundred legs and how a pond skater skates.
- As a child my family would take a Sunday walk down the local canal side; we'd kneel at the water's edge watching pond skaters and water beetles going about their business.
- There were leebeens, water beetles and pond skaters in the water.
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