General Description

Oval-shaped body with curved (convex) upper and underneath surfaces. Rear legs short, flattened and with hairs along the edges. Body up to 2 cm long.


Diving Beetles swim vigorously throughout the water column. They are hunters, attacking small aquatic invertebrates, small fish and tadpoles. They are members of one of the most diverse groups of aquatic beetles.


Worldwide. Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Still water.

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