Nepidae


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Related to Nepidae: water scorpion, Gelastocoridae
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Noun1.Nepidae - water scorpions
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
water scorpion - long-legged aquatic insect having the front legs fitted for seizing and holding prey and the abdomen extended by a long breathing tube
genus Nepa, Nepa - type genus of the Nepidae: typical elongate-oval water scorpions
genus Ranatra, Ranatra - elongate very slender water scorpions
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Key words: Nepidae, Ranatra, Burma, Andaman Islands, new species, new distribution records.
The macroinvertebrate community in the mainstream of the Pigeon River commonly includes stoneflies (Taeniopterigidae), mayflies (Leptophlebiidae, Heptageniidae), caddisflies (Limnephilidae, Hydropsychidae, Phryganeidae, Polycentropodidae, Phil-opotamidae), amphipods (Gammaridae), isopods (Asellidae), black flies (Simuliidae), midges (Chironomidae), other Diptera (Athericidae, Culici-dae, Tabanidae, Tipulidae), true bugs (Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Gerridae, Nepidae, Notonectidae, Veliidae), water beetles (Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Hydrophilidae), dragon flies (Anisoptera), damsel flies (Coena-grionidae)T hellgrammites (Corydalidae), alderflies (Sialidae), and crayfish (Decapoda).
ulcerans (families Belostomatidae, Naucoridae, Nepidae, Notonectidae) are carnivorous and able to bite humans (10).