Nepidae


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Related to Nepidae: water scorpion, Gelastocoridae

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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