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Joanie
03-30-2004, 10:07 AM
It's finally spring in Wisconsin! Just wanted to share my attempts at nature photography. These are waterstriders (Gerris sp.).

Vayu Son
03-30-2004, 10:10 AM
joanie, nice pic. keep it up, post more.

-V

Darwinsdad
03-30-2004, 10:33 AM
I am not real sure but from seeing them around here that looks like a "stink bug" if that is the case you are most definetly better off taking pics....they really do stink when you smush em

Joanie
03-30-2004, 10:42 AM
Thanks Vayu Son--hopefully I'll get lots more practice taking insect pics when the weather warms up more!

And no, those are waterstriders--stink bugs are in the same order, different family. I know a stink bug when I see it (or smell it!) :p

OldHag
03-30-2004, 12:03 PM
Water skeeters/striders stink to HIGH HEAVEN!!!! maybe thats why he calls them that. Next time pick one up and sniff it!! But make sure your sitting down. LOL
Michelle