Native SpeciesWater scorpion

Nepidae
FOUND by pondsnail6
2014-09-22
Portland
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Quality checked by Lucian and trip
Peer reviewed by Ned and scout
Field Notes
We went to evergreen cemetery pond for are field trip.On the day we went to the pond it was sunny about 60 degrees and windy.We used nets,strainers,buckets, and plastic containers.we went on the field trip to collect animals so we could research them in the class by looking at them in their tank.we captured frog newts tadpoles water scorpions and a lot of snails.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The water scorpion is 2 inches long. It is brown with a green tinge. It has an air tube on its back it's used to suck air in so they can breathe.
Photo of my evidence.
The water scorpion has 3 sets of legs. Two of which are on its side and one is on its front.the set of legs on its front is used to grab its prey.
Photo of my evidence.
It's eyes are between its front grabing legs.Its mouth is between its front grabbing legs.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
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Scientific name:
Nepidae
Common name:
Water scorpion
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.683575 °
Longitude: 
W -70.304716 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Name:
Evergreen Cemetery Exploration (6-3) 2014
Trip date: 
Mon, 2014-09-22 09:30
Town or city: 
Portland
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
MIDAS Code: 
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