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nepa sp.. Although resembling land scorpions, Wate...
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Image #: DSC_7295-40001
Species: nepa sp.
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Description: 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.