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Small Beetle

Observed: 24th April 2011 By: GPYATT

What is this small beetle, living on the surface of our pond, making rapid movements? Is it a Whirlygig Beetle? It is the small beetle in the centre of the picture, not the large beetle at the bottom.

    Likely ID
    Whirlygig Beetle (Family Gyrinidae)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Whirlygig beetle

You are correct it is a whirlygig beetle and it is in the family Gyrinidae. I could not tell you which species though.

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Whirlygig Beetle

Thank you very much. GPYATT