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any of numerous aquatic beetles usually having a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs for swimming

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This is a relatively small but dense population of pupfish; therefore, it is unclear how, if at all, predacious diving beetles may negatively impact the stability of the pupfish population.
Diving beetles (Dytiscidae) are a very specious and diverse group of aquatic coleopterans.
Using this same method of breathing, the predaceous diving beetle pursues insects as well as small fish and amphibians when the opportunity arises.
The great diving beetle, found in garden ponds, can draw blood if it bites.
Its four pond life designs show the Common Frog (1st Class), the Great Diving Beetle (Europe rate), the Stickleback (45p) and Southern Hawker Dragonfly (65p).
Curved jaws on this diving beetle larva (see photo above) do double-duty.
Sunburst diving beetle (Thermonectus marmoratus) larvae possess a grand total of 12 eyes, four of which are naturally bifocal, researchers reported October 17.
Some of these have wonderful names including minutest diving beetle, iron blue mayfly, distinguished jumper spider, wormwood moonshiner, fancy-legged fly and English assassin fly.
This will create 30 hectares of wetland habitat, encouraging important species such as the diving beetle and birds like snipe and redshank.
Predaceous diving beetle - These beetles are well-adapted to their aquatic habitat, with a smooth oval body, and legs flattened and fringed with hairs to serve as paddles for swimming.
Larson DJ: Structure in temperate predaceous diving beetle communities (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae).
Hydroporus (Heterosternuta) sulphuria is a small, predaceous diving beetle originally collected from Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, in 1955 by Paul Spangler and later described (Matta and Wolfe, 1979; Nilsson, 2007).
A dairy unit until seven years ago, the 100-acre farm now carries a sheep flock and a suckler herd and plays host to otter, kingfisher, wild water lilies, dragonflies, crested newts and lesser diving beetle.
For instance, children learn that the scorpion fly can walk across a spiderweb without getting caught, and that the great diving beetle is big and strong enough to catch fish.