Definition of diving beetle in English:

diving beetle

Syllabification: div·ing bee·tle

noun

  • A predatory water beetle that has fringed back legs for swimming and stores air under its wing cases while diving.
    • Family Dytiscidae: numerous genera and species, including the great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis)
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    • A pond is a little world in itself, he says, home to a dizzying array of creatures from frogs and newts to water boatmen, diving beetles, dragonflies and damselflies.
    • Predatory insects, such as dragonfly nymphs and diving beetles, may help mitigate bullfrog populations.
    • There are some 500 different kinds of predaceous diving beetles in North America, and the largest grow to an inch and a half.

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