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Nepa \Ne"pa\, n. [L. nepa scorpion.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of aquatic hemipterous insects. The species feed upon other insects and are noted for their voracity; -- called also scorpion bug and water scorpion.

NEPA (disambiguation)

NEPA is the National Environmental Policy Act, a 1970 United States environmental law

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Nepa is a village and market center Dullu Municipality in Dailekh District in the Bheri Zone of western-central Nepal. The formerly village development committee was annexed to the municipality from 18 May 2014. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 3621 people living in 739 individual households.

Nepa (genus)

Nepa is a genus belonging to the family Nepidae, known as water scorpions.

They are oval-bodied, aquatic insects with raptorial front legs. Like other members of the Nepidae, they have a pair of nonretractable cerci-like breathing tubes on the terminal abdominal segment, a characteristic which readily distinguishes them from the Belostomatidae. Their primary staples are other insects and small aquatic vertebrates. They can inflict a painful bite when handled.