General Description

Eyes divided into a top half and bottom half on the side of the head. Middle and rear legs short and flattened. Up to 2 cm long.


Whirligig Beetles often swim in groups and leave a conspicuous wake on the water behind them. They capture live invertebrates or scavenge dead ones from the water surface.


Worldwide. Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Still water, near or on the surface.

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