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A very long, slender European water bug related to the water scorpion, which waits motionless in vegetation for prey to pass.
- ‘There is a wide variety of aquatic animals in our pond - from water stick insects to dragonfly nymphs.’
- ‘After a slow start, a wealth of aquatic wildlife was discovered and identified, finds including fish, water scorpions, water beetles, water stick insects and dragonfly nymphs.’
- ‘The Nepoidea contains the water scorpions and water stick insects of the family Nepidae and the giant water bugs, electric light bugs, and toe biters of the Belostomatidae; the genus Lethocerus contains the largest Heteroptera and the largest aquatic insects.’
- ‘The collection of Quebec aquatic insects from the Insectarium includes nearly 55 adult and immature specimens of 17 species, such as dragonflies, damselflies, water stick insects, horseflies and fish flies.’
- ‘Abundant invertebrates dominated by dragonflies and damselflies inhabit the area; they include palm spiders, water stick insect and mangrove crabs.’
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