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nepa sp.. A close-up photo of a Water scorpions he...
Photo Details
Image #: DSC_2700-30001
Species: nepa sp.
Location: Long Belok, Sarawak
Description: A close-up photo of a Water scorpions head. Although resembling land scorpions, Water scorpions are actually bugs (hemipterans) belonging to the nepidae family, which include Water stick-insects. Water scorpions breathe through their tail which is made up of respiratory tubes used to siphon air from above the water surface like a snorkel. They feed by grabbing prey with their front legs, then using their rostrum, sucks out its body fluids.