Water Strider - Limnogonus luctuosus

Family Gerridae

This page contains pictures and information about Water Strider that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 

Body length 12mm
Bugs in this family are long legs and skate rapidly on water surface. They are predators of other insects. 
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They are common on slow-flowing creeks and small ponds. The adults of this species have two forms, fully winged and wingless.
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The couples photos were taken on winder Aug 2010.
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1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 484.

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Last updated: March 10, 2012.