Water stick insect: water bug

This specimen was collected somewhere in Britain by F. Milton and was donated to the Museum in 1866. Water stick insects are not true stick insects (order Phasmida) and are in fact bugs (order Heteroptera).

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Miles, Mr Frederick (from the collection of)
Common Name
water stick insect: water bug
Simple Name
insect: water scorpion

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NEPIDAE: Ranatra linearis (Linnaeus, 1758):