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Diving Beetle Nymph

Dytiscidae

Description:

When still in larval form, the beetles vary in size from about 1 to 5 cm (half an inch to two inches). The larvae's bodies are shaped like crescents, with the tail long and covered with thin hairs. Six legs protrude from along the thorax, which also sports the same thin hairs. The head is flat and square, with a pair of long, large pincers

Habitat:

The larvae lives in small ponds.

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4 Comments

Tere R
Tere R 8 years ago

I agree with you KeithRoragen, thanks for thesuggestion of ID .

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 8 years ago

Looks like a Diving Beetle nymph. Should be in the arthropod category.

Tere R
Tere R 8 years ago

Thank you LuisStevens.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

It may be a insect larva. Great find!

Tere R
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Tere R

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 2, 2013
Submitted on Jul 2, 2013

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