Water Scorpion Nepa cinerea

Water Scorpion
Water Scorpion
The Water Scorpion is not a scorpion but a bug with a shape resembling a scorpion with pincers and tail.
It is found in ponds and other still water and hides to ambush its prey of aquatic insects and tadpoles/tiny fish.
Water Scorpion
Water Scorpion
The Water Scorpion is not a good swimmer but walks on the pond bed.