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Water Scorpion

Ranatra sp.

Notes:

We rescued this "thing" from a pool. It is standing on a bright yellow flipper - I know you were wondering.

1 Species ID Suggestions

BugEric
BugEric 8 years ago
Waterscorpion
Ranatra sp. Genus Ranatra - BugGuide.Net


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5 Comments

QWMom
QWMom 8 years ago

The very dark shadow against that bright yellow does make fora very cool shot, though! :)

Ivy
Ivy 8 years ago

BugEric - Ya, water scorpion it is. Thanks!

This is actually just one scorpion - the shadow makes it appear as two.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

That makes a magic photograph.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

I think they are dancing a tango!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

This looks like 2 water Scorpions (Hemiptera, Family Nepidae).
http://www.google.com.mx/imgres?imgurl=h...

Ivy
Spotted by
Ivy

Blaine, Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jul 23, 2012
Submitted on Feb 1, 2013

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