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Gerris argentatus (?)

Observed: 12th April 2010 By: birdneast
Gerris argentatus (?)

Pond skater species on a very small upland pool in Northumberland.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Judging by the published atlas for water bugs, Northumberland would be further north than the known range for Gerris argentatus, which is not to say that it couldn't happen, simply that we'd need to be very sure about the identification! I think that we'll have to leave this one as Gerris sp., as Matt says.

Entomologist and biological recorder

Pamela's picture

ok thanks - could it be a

ok thanks - could it be a nymphal stage??