Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
unknown insect

unknown insect
Pitkin, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 21, 2020

Moved from ID Request.

"water scorpion"
Family Nepidae, genus Ranatra. Completely harmless, does NOT "sting". Family name is from a different genus, Nepa, which somewhat resembles a scorpion. All members of family are harmless to humans (but not to the insects, fish and other aquatic organisms on which they prey!}