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Water Scorpion

Ranatra spp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bee.jacbs 10 years ago
Water Scorpion
Ranatra spp. Genus Ranatra - BugGuide.Net

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JenniferRoge 9 years ago

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LoganReno 10 years ago

I love these bugs!

bee.jacbs 10 years ago

Hi Nibelma,

Nice spotting! I'm not sure of the species, there are 10 in North America. Waterscorpions are predators that move along the surface of the water to find their prey. They are a member of the Hemiptera Family, or true bugs. They have piercing mouthparts, which you can see in your picture.

Thanks for sharing this spotting!

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012

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