family Dytiscidae


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Related to family Dytiscidae: Predaceous diving beetle
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Noun1.family Dytiscidae - water beetlesfamily Dytiscidae - 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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The most common taxa found in all ponds were in the family Chironomidae (Diptera) and the most diverse invertebrate group in the area was the family Dytiscidae (Coleoptera), which was composed of 20 genera.
The family Dytiscidae is a model group for testing co-occurrence and exclusion mechanisms since numerous species of the family interact in isolated, aquatic habitats and are ubiquitous throughout landscapes.