Common Pond Skater on peat pool
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Certainly one of the species in genus Gerris. Great photos for showing how they 'skate over' the surface tension of the water!
Entomologist and biological recorder
The second image allows identification to species this shows very clearly the pondskater is brown backed and in view of its habitat and the bulky appearance is almost certainly Gerris costae the Moorland pondskater. The other picture is not so clear as it looks black on the back, but this may be lighting. Whatever it cannot be identified to species.
Lat/Lng: 53.6, -2.5
OS grid ref: SD6720