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Diving Beetle Nymph



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


The larvae lives in small ponds.

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Tere R
Tere R 9 years ago

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

KeithRoragen 9 years ago

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

Tere R
Tere R 9 years ago

Thank you LuisStevens.

LuisStevens 9 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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