Padded Diving Beetle
Green Diving Beetle
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Diving Beetle (Dytiscidae)|
|Species:||Green Diving Beetle (Onychohydrus scutellaris)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Always amazes us how we find water born animals on Ellura; a semi-arid environment.
Unfortunately we found this one dead, but am happy to use it to help your identification process
About 30mm long, with strange "flippers" on it's front legs.
Found one dead in Sept.