family Nepidae


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Noun1.family 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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Waterscorpions are heteropteran bugs of the family Nepidae. All nepids have a slender non-retractable respiratory tube arising from the posterior end of the abdomen.