whirligig beetle

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aquatic beetle that circles rapidly on the water surface

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Vulinec and Kolmes (1987) showed that the pond-dwelling whirligig beetle (D.
Contact behavior of the whirligig beetle Dineutes assimilis (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae).
Precopulatory behavior of the whirligig beetle Dineutes discolor (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae).
Ecological and sensory aspects of prey capture by the whirligig beetle Dineutes discolor (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae).
If the whirligig beetle Dineutes hornii makes its precious slime supply last until the fish gives up rinsing, the beetle swims away free.
Whirligig beetles skitter in swirls along water surfaces worldwide.
The demonstration of this role in whirligig beetles is exciting," he says.
Boxfish are highly maneuverable, but have low agility (Walker, 2000); whirligig beetles can rotate with high agility, but are not very maneuverable (Fish and Nicastro, 2003); freshwater painted turtles display intermediate values for both (Rivera et al.
You may soon see dragonflies, water boatmen and whirligig beetles.
Typical for whirligig beetles are the large aggregations that are found near the edge of the water (Heinrich and Vogt 1980), and, in general, the edge is preferred over the center.
Distribution, coexistence, and competition of whirligig beetles.
Local extinction and re-immigration of whirligig beetles (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae).