June 27 – Vermont » Waterstrider

An adult water strider (family Gerridae) is seen on the surface of the stream that runs through the Barre City Cow Pasture. The Gerridae has the ability to distribute its weight in such a way as to not break the surface tension of the water allowing it to walk on water.

Adam Caira / Staff Photo
An adult water strider (family Gerridae) is seen on the surface of the stream that runs through the Barre City Cow Pasture. The Gerridae has the ability to distribute its weight in such a way as to not break the surface tension of the water allowing it to walk on water.

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