Water Scorpions

water scorpionWater Scorpions Senior only

Scientific name: Ranatra and other genera
(Hemiptera: Nepidae)

Facts: Water scorpions are not scorpions at all but are a predatory insect found commonly in slow moving water. They have long legs and a thin body and are confused with walking sticks by some people. Water scorpions do have wings and occasionally fly but are seldom seen doing so. They are often found among vegetation.

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