water beetle

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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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(2015) Predation on a Discoglossus pictus (Anura: Discoglossidae) tadpole by the larva of a water beetle (Dytiscidae: Dytiscinae: Dytiscus sp.) in Tunisia.
It is of interest that the water beetle stole the pupfish from the spider, possibly indicating that they are more scavengers than predators of pupfish.
Expected results: The expected results of RigKilde LIFE are: Establishment of appropriate hydrology on 1026.2 ha; Invasive species removed on 327.6 ha; Grazing established and/or improved on a total of 743.9 ha; Open water surfaces re-established 11 amphibians scrapes, 11 ponds and 25 potential habitats for the water beetle; and Ex-situ breeding and introduction of the water beetle to new habitats.
In recent years, water beetles have been gaining attention in monitoring programmes and environmental assessments, due to the sensitivity of some families to environmental change (Hilsenhoff, 1977; Ribera and Foster, 1992; Ribera, 2000; Garcia-Criado and Fernandez-Alaez, 2001; Compen and CErEghino, 2003).
Even Toe Biter, the giant water beetle, paddled away.
Two colonies of the lesser silver water beetle were discovered during separate surveys by Wrexham County Borough Council at The Cloy, near Overton-on-Dee.
"A beetle / In its dragon world" (from "Water Beetle") recasts Ezra Pound's famous line in the Pisan Cantos: "The ant's a centaur in his dragon world." In "My Father Making a Television Set" Conran writes about his mother "sewing / Or planning imaginary gardens / With no toads in them," echoing Marianne Moore's definition of poems as "imaginary gardens with real toads in them" ("Poetry").
Needing space, they sent Water Beetle to search for room under the seas.
Physiological activity of water beetle defensive agents.
Then one day about a year ago, local entomologist Dennis Sheridan discovered a beetle, a water beetle to be exact, basically swimming through the sand, gobbling up microscopic bits of food between the grains.
It abounded with fish and creatures like the water beetle.
As the largest area of coastal and floodplain grazing marsh in Wales, and one of the largest in the UK, the Levels is home to an astonishing array of wildlife including lapwings, otters, water voles, the great silver water beetle and one of the UK's rarest bumblebees, the shrill carder bee.
The museum's own most recent discovery concerns the humble water beetle, the male of which does not like to take no for an answer.
Spangler PJ: The bionomics, immature stages, and distribution of the rare predacious water beetle, Hoperius planatus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae).
Experts were excited to find a rare water beetle, acilius canaliculatus, in large numbers across the forest.