Definition of water scorpion in English:

water scorpion

Syllabification: wa·ter scor·pi·on


  • A mainly tropical predatory water bug with grasping forelegs, breathing from the surface via a bristlelike “tail.”.
    • Family Nepidae, suborder Heteroptera: several genera including the Nepa and Ranatra
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    • She also learned from her teacher that the water scorpion's tail forms a siphon for breathing at the surface.
    • They include such things as spiders, leeches, millipedes, pill bugs, flatworms, mites, beetles, and water dwellers such as water scorpions and nematode worms.
    • These surely are Water Scorpions in the genus Ranatra, and they really will give a painful bite.

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