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Marsh Treader Illustration

Marsh Treader

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.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (having a segmented body with appendages on each segment)
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Infraorder: Gerromorpha
Family: Hydrometridae

More about marsh treaders:
Hydrometridae Family: Water Measurers
Wikipedia: Marsh treader

Products Featuring the Marsh Treader Illustration:

Insect Note Cards

Note Cards (Pk of 10) Insecta

Marsh treader and other insects, watercolor. Insect art featured on these note cards is by scientific illustrator, Gina Mikel.

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