Water Strider
"Water Skater"

Limnoporus notabilis


\water strider in utah
When I was a kid in Utah we called these Water Skaters or sometimes Water Skeeters. They have a wide range
of names, depending on where you were raised. Some call them water bugs, pond skaters, water skippers, or
Jesus bugs (because they walk on water, of course). A cropped photo is shown below. © Carol Davis 5-29-2012


Utah water skater
Some day I'll get a better shot of these, I hope, but for now these will have to do. This one was in
Wasatch County at the Jordanelle Dam wetlands.  The National Wildlife Federation has
a nice article on these.  © Carol Davis 5-29-2012


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