Until now it was assumed the water scorpion
lived up to its name by not emerging on to dry land
The same two trenches, home to fish and insects including the harmless but nasty sounding water scorpions
, are used every year.
sound pretty scary, but they aren't.
An area of water attracts a multitude of creatures including frogs, toads, newts, diving beetles, water scorpions
and thirsty hedgehogs.
While surveying, Ballengee also discovered a range of natural predators he suspected could be to blame, including stickleback fish, newts, diving beetles, water scorpions
and predatory dragonfly nymphs.
Known as water scorpions
, eurypterids are thought to be among the most fearsome swimming predators of the Paleozoic Era.
If you don't have a pond think about installing one, even if it's just a small pond or bog garden, to attract frogs, toads, newts, diving beetles, water scorpions