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

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.

Copyright © 2018-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Sep-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.