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Aquarius remigis (Common water strider)

Synonyms: Gerris remigis

Wikipedia Abstract

Aquarius remigis, known as the common water strider, is a species of aquatic bug. It was formerly known as Gerris remigis, but the subgenus Aquarius was elevated togeneric rank in 1990 on the basis of phylogenetic analysis. Aquarius remigis is found throughout North America, but is most prevalent in the mid-west of the United States.
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Prey / Diet

Aedes albopictus (forest day mosquito)[1]
Anax junius (green darner)[1]
Apis mellifera (honey bee)[1]
Calopteryx maculata (Ebony jewelwing)[1]
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)[1]
Corydalus cornutus (dobsonfly)[1]
Daphnia ambigua (Water flea)[1]
Gryllus pennsylvanicus (fall field cricket)[1]
Tuberolachnus salignus[1]


Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander)[1]
Gambusia holbrooki (Bore-drain fish)[1]
Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)[1]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[1]
Micropterus salmoides (Northern largemouth bass)[1]
Notemigonus crysoleucas (Golden shiner minnow)[1]
Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)[1]
Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Strawberry bass)[1]
Semotilus atromaculatus (Horned dace)[1]


Carex stricta (upright sedge)[1]
Cephalanthus tetrandra (Buttonbush)[1]
Impatiens capensis (jewelweed)[1]
Lemna minor (common duckweed)[1]
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)[1]
Lonicera japonica (Chinese honeysuckle)[1]
Peltandra virginica (green arrow arum)[1]
Phragmites australis (common reed)[1]
Platanus mexicana (American sycamore)[1]
Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)[1]
Potamogeton lucens (long-leaf pondweed)[1]
Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)[1]
Salix nigra (black willow)[1]
Saururus cernuus (lizard's tail)[1]
Scirpus cyperinus (Woolly Grass Bulrush)[1]
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)[1]
Utricularia macrorhiza (greater bladderwort)[1]
Zizania aquatica (annual wildrice)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Saint Louis Zoological Park


Middle America; North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
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