Definition of water scorpion in English:

water scorpion

Line breaks: water scor|pion

noun

A mainly tropical predatory water bug with grasping forelegs, breathing from the surface via a bristle-like ‘tail’.
  • Family Nepidae, suborder Heteroptera: several genera and species, including the European Nepa cinerea
More example sentences
  • 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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