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Almost half an inch long with brown and greenish markings. It has six legs just on the front end and large pinchers/mandibles. We have watched it stalk and capture mosquito larvae. Perhaps some predatory diving beetle?


Found in what's left from the recent drought of a nearby creek.

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seaotter8 10 years ago
Predaceous diving beetle larvae

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Missouri, USA

Spotted on Aug 22, 2012
Submitted on Aug 23, 2012

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