The Wildlife of
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Pond Life - The Water Cricket

First seen on Thursday 15th July 2021 at Wallington

On first glance, these look like the more common Pond Skaters, but on closer examination, these Water Crickets have lines of bright orange and white spots. They have a stouter and shorter body than pond skaters. They like shaded streams and are rarely fond in ponds. They feed on small insects that have died and fallen into the water.