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Insects #22

By handlerstudio  

In context of EPZ, perhaps one of my more esoteric insect photos (at least one I have never see here). It is a water strider....with pads at the end of their feet, they "walk on water" to speak. I do not know their life cycle..but they do not to my knowledge at any point fly. The live at very least in NE North America (I have seen them all my life).

Tags: Close-up and macro Water strider Insects macro Streams and rivers

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Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
20 Jan 2022 12:57AM
Nice photos Peter! Not many that can walk on the water.😀

ColleenA Plus
10 503 8 Australia
20 Jan 2022 4:09AM
He looks like a mini drone
20 Jan 2022 5:42AM
Well spotted, Peter.

20 Jan 2022 6:09AM
I was going to say that's the first time I've mistaken an insect for a drone

Then I saw Colleen's comment Grin

Good shot Peter

Colin Smile

dales Plus
6 13 Australia
20 Jan 2022 6:29AM
Lovely images Peter , these striders frequent our waterways also.
Chinga Plus
11 102 3 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2022 6:40AM
Quite extraordinary how they glide on the water... Well seen Peter !!
Good images, Isabel GrinGrin
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
20 Jan 2022 9:06AM
I know of a similar insect in the UK - I don't know the proper name, but commonly called water boatmen.
20 Jan 2022 9:59AM

Quote:He looks like a mini drone
- so true !!!
elousteve 2 5 Slovakia
20 Jan 2022 2:04PM
Interesting insects, Peter. In the summer I will sit by our pond and try to take pictures of these water skaters. I watched them, it's just a problem to get close to them. I'll catch this insect in the aquarium. SmileSmileSmile
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2022 3:47PM
Great images in this set, Peter
Fefe Plus
10 74 41 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2022 4:06PM
I thought of a drone too GrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
20 Jan 2022 7:53PM
Well spotted Peter.

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