water beetle


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water beetle

n.
Any of various aquatic beetles, especially the diving beetles of the family Dytiscidae, having a smooth oval body and flattened and fringed hind legs used for swimming.

water beetle

n
(Animals) any of various beetles of the families Dysticidae, Hydrophilidae, etc, that live most of the time in freshwater ponds, rivers, etc. See whirligig beetle

wa′ter bee`tle


n.
any of various aquatic beetles, as a predaceous diving beetle of the family Dytiscidae.
[1660–70]
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Noun1.water beetle - any of numerous aquatic beetles usually having a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs for swimmingwater beetle - any of numerous aquatic beetles usually having a smooth oval body and flattened hind legs for swimming
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Dytiscidae, family Dytiscidae - water beetles
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It abounded with fish and other creatures like the water beetle.
A new water beetle species discovered in an expedition in Borneo that Ateneo de Manila University scientists helped arrange was named after Leonardo DiCaprio.
After finding three new species of water beetle, the participants voted to name one of them after DiCaprio.
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The disturbance caused by the spider capturing the pupfish attracted a water beetle (Cybister fimbriolatus).
"It is home to an astonishing array of wildlife including lapwings, otters, water voles, the great silver water beetle and the world's smallest flowering plant, wolffia - all reasons we need to stand up and protect this part of our country before it is lost forever.
Un ffordd o ddenu anifeiliaid fel llyffantod a brogaod i'ch gardd ydi drwy greu pwll bach, ac yn fuan iawn mi fydd trychfilod fel gwas y neidr, mursennod (damselflies), rhiain y dwr (pond-skater) a chwilen y dwr (water beetle) yno hefyd.
In Brazil, there are an increasing number of papers that mention water beetle fauna, but most are of an ecological nature and about the family.
It has an incredible array of insects and at least 33 species of water beetle alone have been recorded.
(9.) Longley G and Spangler PJ: The larva of a new subterranean water beetle, Haideoporus texanus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae).