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Gerridae


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; order Hemiptera, suborder Heteroptera)

Family of bugs which live on the surface of lakes, ponds, slow rivers, and even the open sea. The legs and body are water-repellent, and so unwettable, and the insects are supported by surface tension. Their food consists mainly of drowning insects. There are about 400 species.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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