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Gerris lacustris (Common Pond Skater)

Synonyms: Cimex lacustris

Wikipedia Abstract

Gerris lacustris, commonly known as the common pond skater or common water strider, is a species of water strider, found across Europe.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Upper Danube Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    


Prey / Diet

Dolichopus claviger[1]
Dolichopus griseipennis[1]
Dolichopus nigricornis[1]
Dolichopus ungulatus[1]
Dolichopus urbanus[1]
Hydrellia griseola (Rice leafminer)[1]
Notiphila stagnicola[1]
Ochlerotatus punctor <Unverified Name>[1]
Poecilobothrus nobilitatus[1]
Tanytarsus pallidicornis[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acilius sulcatus1
Aeshna cyanea (Southern Hawker Dragonfly)1
Agrypnia obsoleta1
Anabolia nervosa (Quiverfly)1
Anacaena lutescens1
Anax imperator (Emperor Dragonfly )1
Bufo bufo (Common European toad)1
Calopteryx splendens (Banded Demoiselle)1
Calopteryx virgo (Beautiful Demoiselle)1
Cercyon melanocephalus1
Cercyon ustulatus1
Coenagrion puella (Azure Damselfly)1
Cordulegaster boltonii (Golden-ringed Dragonfly)1
Cordulia aenea (Downy Emerald Dragonfly)1
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)1
Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly)1
Gomphus pulchellus (Western Clubtail Dragonfly)1
Helophorus aquaticus1
Helophorus grandis1
Hydrometra stagnorum (Water Measurer)3
Ischnura elegans (Blue-tailed Damselfly)1
Lestes sponsa (Emerald Damselfly)1
Libellula depressa (Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly)1
Libellula quadrimaculata (Four-spotted Skimmer)1
Nepa cinerea (Water Scorpion)1
Oligotricha striata (Large Red Sedge Caddisfly)1
Orthetrum cancellatum (Black-tailed Skimmer)1
Perla marginata1
Phryganea grandis1
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Large Red Damselfly)1
Rana temporaria (European frog)1
Sericostoma personatum (Welshman's Button Caddisfly)1
Sialis fuliginosa (Marsh Alderfly)1
Sialis lutaria (Common Alderfly)1
Somatochlora metallica (Brilliant Emerald)1
Sympetrum danae (Black Darter)1
Sympetrum sanguineum (Ruddy Darter)1
Sympetrum striolatum (Common Darter)1
Sympetrum vulgatum (Vagrant Darter)1


Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)[1]
Notonecta obliqua <Unverified Name>[1]
Pirata piraticus (Spider)[1]
Ranatra linearis (Water Stick Insect)[1]
Velia caprai <Unverified Name>[1]


Africa; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);



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