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Unknown water beetle

Observed: 2nd April 2010 By: dan_wrench
Natural Shropshire - Biodiversity Partnership
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IMG 2393
IMG 2390

This beetle just landed in a shallow puddle in the street so a grabbed a few photos.. any ideas? Dytiscus?

Species interactions

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At high magnification,

At high magnification, towards the front of its right elytron I think you can just make out a couple of the transverse lines of punctures (as opposed to the usual longitudinal lines) that are its USP.