Nepa definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of aquatic hemipterous insects. The species feed upon various other bugs and they are noted because of their voracity; -- called in addition scorpion bug and liquid scorpion.
    • the normal genus of insects of household Nepidæ, created by Linnæus in 1748; the water-scorpions.
    • type genus associated with the Nepidae: typical elongate-oval liquid scorpions

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