Using a long tube, or siphon, as a snorkel to access air, the water scorpion sits on the bottom of a pond and waits for prey to come by. It grabs prey with its forelegs. Through a straw-like mouthpart, the water scorpion injects the prey with saliva to liquefy it. Then it sucks up dinner.
Did You Know?
Like many other true bugs, water scorpions possess two pairs of wings. The first pair is hardened and forms a cover for the membranous second pair, which is used (rarely) for flight, usually at night.