Marsh Treader Illustration
Marsh Treader (Hydrometridae),
colored pencil and watercolor
Commissioned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
About marsh treaders:
Marsh treaders are also referred to as water measurers.
They are semi-aquatic, because they skate over the surface of slow-moving water. They are wingless. They eat arthropods including mosquito larvae. The barbed rostrum is used to spear prey.
Phylum: Arthropoda (having a segmented body with appendages on each segment)
More about marsh treaders:
Hydrometridae Family: Water Measurers
Wikipedia: Marsh treader
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