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Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hemiptera
Family Hydrometridae
Common Name Pond skater, Water tredder, Water measurer
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Body long and slender
  • Head a s long as long or longer than combined length of pronotum and scutellum
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Merritt, R W., K W. Cummins, and M B. Berg. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Company, 2008