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Diving Beetle?

Observed: 13th April 2013 By: jw33
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Diving Beetle?

Still water in woodland.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


John Bratton's picture

Yes, very likely H. palustris

Yes, very likely H. palustris with such a strong pattern, but I'd want to put it under a microscope to make sure it isn't incognitus.

Limnoporus's picture

Microscope needed

John I would agree with that view on this. Wonder what you think of the other specimens identified as palustris.? the one on the left looks like Suphrodytes to me with its circular patches

John Bratton's picture

Yes, could be. The convexity

Yes, could be. The convexity of the sides of the pronotum suggests it isn't Hydroporus. I'll leave it for you to put a new id.

The snag is, if you correct it, the picture will disappear from this thread and no one will know what we are talking about.