Skeeters are enemies in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are flat water bugs, whose appearance is based off of the real-life water bug, the pond-skater. Skeeters have a flat purple thorax, bright, yellow legs, orange, webbed feet, and lazy, menacing eyes. Skeeters first appear in the Cosmic Cove Galaxy, and later in the Starshine Beach Galaxy and the Throwback Galaxy. Skeeters always appear on water, and they are never found on land. They are first found skating on the water, however, when they spot Mario/Luigi, they will home in on them and skate towards them. If Mario/Luigi is hit by a Skeeter, they will lose on wedge of health from their Health Meter. Skeeters can be defeated by jumping on them, which makes them release one Coin, or by Spinning them, which makes them release three Star Bits. Skeeters also appear in the Gamecube game, Super Mario Sunshine (note that this was before Super Mario Galaxy 2 and the Wii's invention).