Definition of Family Nepidae
1. Noun. Water scorpions.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Heteroptera, Suborder Heteroptera
Member holonyms: Water Scorpion, Genus Nepa, Nepa, Genus Ranatra, Ranatra
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Nepidae
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. ..."