Family: Hydrometridae

Water Measurers

These photos supplement pages 87-103 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Hydrometridae can be found on page 99. Hydrometrids are easily recognized by their small size and long narrow body.

Hydrometridae

Hydrometridae head

Hemiptera

BelostomatidaeBelostomatidae
Giant Water Bugs


CorixidaeCorixidae
Water Boatmen


GelastocoridaeGelastocoridae
Toad Bugs


GerridaeGerridae
Water Striders


HydrometridaeHydrometridae
Water Measurers


MesoveliidaeMesoveliidae
Water Treaders


NepidaeNepidae
Water Scorpions


NotonectidaeNotonectidae
Backswimmers


PleidaePleidae
Pygmy Backswimmers


SaldidaeSaldidae
Shore Bugs


VeliidaeVeliidae
Broad-Shouldered Striders