Native SpeciesPredacious diving beetle

Dytiscidae (family)
FOUND by fish5
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by fish5
Peer reviewed by Lisa
Field Notes
We arrived at Evergreen Cemetery at about 9:00am on a misty day which was in the 60s. We found many organisms such as Bull Frogs, snails, water bug Golden Shiners and many others We used strainers and nets as well as buckets. One animal we found was the Predaceous Diving Beetle which was the one we chose to obserev.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The insect has two antena and six legs which allows it to swim.
Photo of my evidence.
The insects color is mainly yellowish gold with black spots on it's back and reddish brown on the bottem.
Photo of my evidence.
It's a oval shaped organism with a point at it's back where it's abdomen is.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Dytiscidae (family)
Common name:
Predacious diving beetle
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.683575 °
W -70.304716 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Evergreen Cemetery Pond 6-3
Trip date: 
Mon, 2013-09-30 09:00
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
MIDAS Code: 


Great find. That is most certainly a predaceous diving beetle. Nice find!

FUN FACT: Did you know predaceous diving beetles "carry" a bubble of water with them when they dive to breathe from? Isn't that neat?!? (See picture:

Keep up the hunt for more macroinvertebrates!