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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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Other commonly observed aquatic species included Pacific Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris regilla), Rough-skinned Newts (Taricha granulosa), and many aquatic invertebrates or larvae such as snails (Gastropoda), diving beetles (Dytiscidae), giant water bugs (Belostomatidae), mosquito larvae (Culicidae), caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera), dragonfly nymphs (Odonata), and an abundance of amphipods (Crangonyx spp.).
Aunque actualmente Coleoptera es el orden de mayor cantidad de generos, aun contiene bastante material que no se ha podido identificar a un mayor nivel taxonomico, especialmente de las familias Hydrophilidae y Dytiscidae, las cuales cuentan con mas de 30 generos reportados para Costa Rica cada una.
La familia que presento la mayor riqueza fue Elmidae con 13 generos, seguido de Scirtidae con 2 generos Finalmente Dytiscidae, Dryopidae, Hydraenidae, Hydrochidae, Lutrochidae, Psephenidae Ptilodactylidae y Staphylinidae estuvieron presentes con solo un genero.
In total, 40 species in 17 genera of family Dytiscidae were recorded, of which 37 were new to the study area.
There were 15 families of insects: Carabidae, Chelonariidae, Chrysomelidae, Dytiscidae, Histeridae, Passalidae, Scarabaeidae, Tenebrionidae, Blattidae, Apidae, Apoidae, Formicidae, Vespidae, Termitidae and Gryllotalpidae used by sun bear in their diet.
2.27 3.80 Salticidae 2.27 1.27 Coleoptera Unidentified Larvae 46.34 30.26 Unidentified Adult 24.39 14.47 Scarabaeidae 17.07 18.42 Curculionidae 17.07 9.21 (Carabidae 7.32 6.58 Staphylinidae 7.32 3.95 Tenebrionidae 7.32 9.21 Silphidae 4.88 2.63 Elateridae 2.44 1.32 Elateridae Larvae 2.44 1.32 Dytiscidae 2.44 1.32 Nitiulidae 2.44 1.32 Collenibola Sminthuridae 46.67 29.49 Isotomidae 40.00 33.33 Unidentified Collenibola 40.00 25.64 Hypogastruridae 13.33 11.54 Diptera Unidentified Adult 80.00 65.38 Unidentified Larvae 30.00 30.77 Tabanidae 5.00 3.85 Formicidae Pheidole sp.
Diving Beetles of the World: Systematics and Biology of the Dytiscidae
Description of larvae of 17 Nearctic species of Hydroporus Clairville (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae) with an analysis of their phylogenetic relationships.
Predation of adult large diving beetles Dytiscus marginalis (Linnaeus, 1758), Dytiscus circumcinctus (Ahrens, 1811) and Cybister lateralimarginalis (De Geer, 1774) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) on fish fry.