Water Strider

Water Strider

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Credit: MARTIN SHIELDS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A water strider (Gerris remigis) feeding with its extended sucking mouth on insect prey. Water striders have piercing mouths that suck nutrients out of the bodies of their prey.

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Keywords: animal, aquarius remigis, aquatic, capturing prey, consuming, devouring, eating, fauna, feeding, gerridae, gerris, gerris remigis, hydrophobic leg, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, jesus bug, nature, pond skater, predator, predator and prey, predator with prey, predator-prey interaction, predator-prey relationship, strider, surface tension, water skater, water skimmer, water strider, wildlife, zoology

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