Aquatic Mantid Like Creature from Australia
congratulations on the new site. I came across this guy on the edge of a dam at my property. At first I thought it was just a leaf sticking out of the water but then noticed the eyes. I have never seen anything like it. Any ideas Queensland, Australia
What a crazy looking photo of a Water Scorpion. We believe it is in the genus Nepa. Water Scorpions are related to Giant Water Bugs, also known as Toe-Biters. The stinger-like appendage is actually a breathing tube. We hope you have checked out our new site feature, What’s That Bug Down Under? that features our many Australian submissions.