Green Diving Beetle
Giant Inland Water Scavenger Beetle
Predacious Diving Beetle (Rhantus suturalis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Diving Beetle (Water: Dytiscidae)
Species: Predacious Diving Beetle (Rhantus suturalis)
This Photo:     Dorsal, in water

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~13mm long.
Found worldwide, and the first live diving beetle we've found.
One specimen found in December.

Copyright © 2018-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Dec-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.