Hydrofuge hairs line the body surface of the water strider.
An approaching gerrid will first give out a repel signal to let the other water strider know they are in its area.
This concept can be supported by the examples of sexual conflict in the water strider and pygmy fish.
For water strider Gerris lateralis the time ranged from 4 to 7 minutes.
For all his gawkiness, he moved with the light, random swiftness of a water strider on a hot day.
Animals that move in such a way include the water strider.
The short film's main character is a diving bell spider who seems to have fallen in love with a water strider.
My own favorite member of the neuston is the water strider, an improbable bug who lives his whole life in two dimensions.
To a water strider, the pond's surface film is dwelling, cafeteria and telephone rolled into one.
Though she is scared of him at first, the water strider soon gets used to the presence of the spider.