Species Cards

Great Diving Beetle

Dytiscus marginalis

Group:

Animal, Invertebrate (minibeast)

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Food chain :

Producer

What it eats :

Anything smaller than itself, including other water invertebrates, tadpoles and small fish.

Eaten by:

Heron

Habitat:

PondPond

Description:

A large water beetle, about 3 cm long. Body is olive green with a dull yellow border. Larvae live underwater and can grow to about 5 cm long and have large jaws.


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