Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

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Gerridae (Water Striders)

They are also known as Pond skaters or Skater bugs. There are over 1,700 species in this family; most of them are freshwater bugs but there are few that live in the oceans. Water striders are predatory and feed on the invertebrates that fall into the water. They also serve as food for fish.

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