Definition of Family Nepidae

1. Noun. Water scorpions.

Exact synonyms: Nepidae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Heteroptera, Suborder Heteroptera
Member holonyms: Water Scorpion, Genus Nepa, Nepa, Genus Ranatra, Ranatra

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Nepidae

family Myrmecophagidae
family Myrmeleontidae
family Myrsinaceae
family Myrtaceae
family Mysidae
family Mytilidae
family Myxinidae
family Myxobacteriaceae
family Myxophyceae
family Naiadaceae
family Najadaceae
family Naticidae
family Nautilidae
family Nepenthaceae
family Nephropsidae
family Nepidae (current term)
family Neritidae
family Nidulariaceae
family Nitrobacteriaceae
family Noctuidae
family Nostocaceae
family Notonectidae
family Notoryctidae
family Nummulitidae
family Nyctaginaceae
family Nymphaeaceae
family Nymphalidae
family Nyssaceae
family Ochnaceae
family Ochotonidae

Literary usage of Family Nepidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"Family NEPIDAE . . 30 30 (31) Body oval; legs not extremely long and slender; prothorax much broader than head; anterior femora but little longer than ..."

2. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1888)
"Our most common illustrations of this are bugs of the family Nepidae; but the most remarkable development of this kind is exhibited by certain ..."

3. Zoology of the Invertebrata: A Text-book for Students. by Arthur Everett Shipley (1893)
"Family NEPIDAE (water-scorpions).—The members of this family are provided with a pair of long tracheal tubes at the end of their abdomen. ..."

4. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"family Nepidae.—The water-scorpions as these insects are called, live in fresh-water ponds and pools. Two types of form are included, FIo. 175 Fio. 176. ..."

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