Nepidae

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Nepidae

[′nep·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The water scorpions, a family of hemipteran insects in the superfamily Nepoidea, characterized by a long breathing tube at the tip of the abdomen, chelate front legs, and a short stout beak.
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Until now it was assumed the water scorpion lived up to its name by not emerging on to dry land
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.
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 and hedgehogs.
Diving beetles, dragonflies, water scorpions, and salamander larvae may eat the tadpoles.
Members of the trust's education team will help people spot pond creatures such as water scorpions, whirligigs and dragonfly nymphs.
The four-day programme from next Monday starts with dipping for insects like water boatmen and water scorpions.