Water Striders (Gerridae)


Note: I frankly don't know much about the taxonomy of this group, but they are fascinating and I have tried to take photos of as many different kinds as I can find. If you have expertise with this group and can reliably place any into genera or higher please let me know! Thanks to John Epler for some suggestions with these photos, but most of these species can't be identified except in the hand.

Water Strider (Gerridae)

22 May 2003, Conasauga River, Murray Co, GA


  Water Strider (Gerridae)

20 Jun 2003, Dickson Rd pond, Walker Co, GA

 


Water Striders (Gerridae)

17 Oct 2003, Reed Bingham State Park, Cook Co, GA


  Water Strider (Gerridae)

2 Apr 2004, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA


  Water Striders (Gerridae)

11 May 2004, Gordonia-Altamaha State Park, Tatnall County, GA


  Water Strider (Gerridae)
probably Gerris sp.

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA


Water Strider (Gerridae)
possibly Trepobates sp.

26 May 2004, Wolf Creek, Vogel State Park, Union County, GA


Water Strider (Gerridae)
probably Gerris sp.

26 May 2004, Wolf Creek, Vogel State Park, Union County, GA


Water Striders (Gerridae)
Trepobates sp., likely T. inermis

7 Jun 2004, Trull Pond, Mineral Bluff, Fannin County, GA

 

Water Striders (Gerridae)
Rheumatobates sp, probably R. rileyi

10 Jun 2004, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawson County, GA 


Water Striders (Gerridae)
Rheumatobates sp, these are R. rileyi

18 Oct 2004, Bowen's Mill Fish Hatchery, Ben Hill Co, GA


Water Striders (Gerridae)
Rheumatobates sp.

6 Jul 2004, Stamp Creek, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA


Water Strider (Gerridae)
probably Gerris sp.

30 Jun 2004, Chattahoochee River NRA, Cobb County, GA


  Water Strider (Gerridae)

6 Jul 2004, Stamp Creek, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA

Water Striders (Gerridae)
possibly Trepobates sp. (except the dark one, see below)

6 Jul 2004, Stamp Creek, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA


Water Strider (Gerridae)

23 Jul 2004, Lake Miccosukee, Monticello, Jefferson Co, FL


Water Strider (Gerridae)

5 Sep 2004, Lake Burton Fish Hatchery, Rabun Co, GA


Water Strider (Gerridae)

5 Sep 2004, Lake Burton Fish Hatchery, Rabun Co, GA


  Water Strider (Gerridae)

5 Sep 2004, Lake Burton Fish Hatchery, Rabun Co, GA

Both in this shot and the one below there are multiple species and possibly both sexes.


Water Strider (Gerridae)

5 Sep 2004, Lake Burton Fish Hatchery, Rabun Co, GA


     

  Water Striders (Veliidae)
Rhagovelia obesa (both females)

6 Jul 2004, Stamp Creek, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA


     

     

     

   

   

   

     

   

     

   

   

     

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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