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Water beetles


Streamlined beetles able to live under water coming occassionally to the surface to renew oxygen supplies. String swimmers, rarely seen and difficult to identify without catching them!

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Whirligig beetle

Gyrinus substriatus

Water Beetle (A guttatus)

Agabus guttatus

Water Beetle (C fuscus)

Colymbetes fuscus

Great Diving Beetle

Dytiscus marginalis