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diving beetle

any of numerous predaceous water beetles of the family Dytiscidae, having the body adapted for swimming. Unabridged
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  • Another likely predator is a blind species of the predaceous diving beetle family.
  • Above, right: diving beetle, a voracious lake predator.
British Dictionary definitions for diving beetle

diving beetle

any of the aquatic predatory beetles of the widely distributed family Dytiscidae, characterized by flattened hindlegs adapted for swimming and diving
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