Large Diving Beetle
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Ellura
Green Diving Beetle
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Green Diving Beetle (Onychohydrus scutellaris)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Diving Beetle (Dytiscidae)
Species: Green Diving Beetle (Onychohydrus scutellaris)
This Photo:     Dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), 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

Copyright © 2018 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Sep-2018
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.