|water strider or water skater|
|another name for a pond-skater|
|water skater or water skater|
any insect of the family Gerridae (order Heteroptera), which numbers about 350 species. Water striders, often seen running or skating in groups over the surface of a pond or stream, are slender, dark coloured, and generally more than 5 millimetres (15 inch) long.
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