Among the Water Striders that occurs in Thailand are the Aquarius adelaidis
(Gerris adelaidis), Cylindrostethus costalis (Humpbacked Skater), Limnometra
matsudai (White-lined Pond Skater), and Metrocoris nigrofascioides (Banded Dwarf
Skater). In Thai they all have the generic name
jing joh nahm,
which literally translates as ‘water kangaroo’, referring to their ability to
walk on water using surface tension.