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Giant Water Scavenger Beetle - Hydrophilus ovatus

Giant Water Scavenger Beetle - Hydrophilus ovatus
Durham County, North Carolina, USA
June 11, 2004
Size: 32 mm
Detail of hind leg, serving as a check on my identification and for comparison with others in this family.

Compare the leg of another Hydrophilid, the smaller Hydrochara:



Andrew Short commented on another photo how the legs of Hydrophilus are much more powerful than Hydrochara. I can see that now that I know to look for it. Thanks!

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