General Description

Body oval-shaped, short and wide. Up to 2 cm long.


Water Pennies are well-camouflaged and not often seen. While the larvae are fully aquatic, they leave the water to pupate and adults are terrestrial. An adult Water Penny's lifespan is approximately 2 months, which it will spend in the vegetation along stream banks. The female lays her eggs under the water.


Eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Near streams.

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