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Predacious Diving Beetle Illustration

Predacious Diving Beetle

Predacious Diving Beetle , colored pencil and watercolor

Commissioned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

About predacious diving beetles (Dytiscidae):
Predacious diving beetles are large, predatory aquatic insects. The long hairs on the hind legs (tibia) are called natatory setae and function as flippers, increasing swimming ability. They are also referred to as water beetles. They're about one inch in length.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda (having a segmented body with appendages on each segment)
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Endopterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Dytiscidae

More about predacious diving beetles:
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Predacious Diving Beetle
Wikipedia: Predacious Diving Beetle
Iowa State University Entomology: Predacious Diving Beetles

Also See:

predacious diving beetle larva

predacious diving beetle larva

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