MacroMonday:Water Strider!

My name is.. Strider! Waterrr Striderrr!

WaterMan Water Striders, the insects that literally walk on water. Also known as Pond Skaters, these bugs don’t float but instead take advantage of the water’s surface tension! CooooL! 😀

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24 thoughts on “MacroMonday:Water Strider!

  1. They are such cool bugs, aren’t they? Hilaire Bulloc has a great little poem about the water strider I used to recite as a kid–haven’t thought about that for years.

    The Water Strider here shall teach
    A sermon far beyond our reach:
    He flabbergasts the Human Race
    By gliding on the water’s face
    With ease, celerity, and grace;
    But if he ever stopped to think
    Of how he did it, he would sink.
    Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)

  2. i’ve never seen or heard of these guys before! awesome
    i’d love to be able to ‘walk on water’ or glide, how fun would that be 🙂

  3. Those are the coolest insects to watch. Did you know they made little kayak-foot pontoons so people could move around on flat water like them? Only you stand and use a paddle. I saw it demonstrated once on a lake. It must have either been very difficult or not very fun or I suppose we’d be seeing more of them around!

    Great photo!

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