Monday, March 01, 2010

Water Scorpion

With reference to my recent reply to Larry:

WATER SCORPION Nepa cinerea. A  leaf-like, flat bug 30mm long. Two front legs adapted for grasping prey from which it sucks juices. The "sting-like" appendage at the rear is in fact a breathing tube which it uses like a snorkel.


Larry said...

Oh I love stuff like this! Was definitely into bugs and stuff as a kid -still am-and would often go pond dipping(well,stream dipping!)

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

its no good unless you see the face to judge the sincerity, and realize it doesn't need a ride to Sacramento to see his sick aunt.

don't trust this pointy guy with your fridge.

EvilSoftwareDeveloper said...

Yeah! Insects!
You have to love those bug(ger)s!
I won't ever come back from a holiday without a few nice pics from under the leaves.