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Great Diving Beetle in frozen pond

Observed: 3rd March 2010 By: MeadowgateMeadowgate’s reputation in Invertebrates
Water Beetle
Description:

Great Diving Beetle one of three caught when children from Meadowgate School were dipping on an ice covered Surrey pond.

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Species interactions

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Syrphus's picture

There are a few species of

There are a few species of Dytiscus which are not separable without looking at some rather fine details on the underside. You certainly can't use this picture to make it marginalis, and unless you did the technical stuff at the pond it would be safer to call it Dytiscus sp.

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