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Noun1.Dytiscidae - water beetlesDytiscidae - water beetles        
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
water beetle - any of numerous aquatic beetles usually having a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs for swimming
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Feeding behavior of the predaceous diving beetle Cybister fimbriolatus (Say).
Facultative insects that were observed at Woodstock vernal pools include caddisfly, predaceous diving beetle, mayfly, the tiny fingernail clam, and the blood-red Chironomid midge larvae.
Using this same method of breathing, the predaceous diving beetle pursues insects as well as small fish and amphibians when the opportunity arises.