Explian how insect walk on water?

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Pond skating insects reveal water-walking secrets as they effortlessly skip across the surface leaving nothing but a tiny ripple in their wake, according to a new study.

The insects use the middle of their three pairs of legs to row across the water, creating vortices with the tiny hairs that cover their legs, similar to the swirling vortices created just beneath the surface by am oar when it slices the water that twist away and propel the boat forward.

The hairs, the only part of the insect’s body that penetrates the water, are covered in a waxy substance that keeps water out by allowing bubbles to attach to them which have drawn the attention of materials scientists looking for a permanent waterproofing material that doesn’t wash off.

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Some insects have a wax coating on their legs to create a greater surface tension against the water, thereby allowing them to "walk on the water". There is new evidence, however, in regards to the water strider, that "skims" along the surface due to tiny air bubbles trapped in microscopic hairs which allows the insect to actually "float" on the water. This is a new discovery made by Xuefeng Gao and Lei Jiang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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water tension allows the insect to walk on water

these insects include mosquitos

water tension is a force that allows small insects like pond skater to walk

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insect can walk on water due to surface tention of water and their light weight.

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