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Dytiscus larva? - Thermonectus

Dytiscus larva? - Thermonectus
Scott County, Virginia, USA
May 8, 2010
Size: small (that's my hand)
This was in a vernal pool (aka, mud puddle) in the floodplain under trees. The puddle also had American Toad tadpoles in it. The larva was swimming through the water using its legs (which I thought at first were fins of a fish). It would stop and bob to the surface to breath.

Thermonectus sp.
Moved from Beetles.

Moved from ID Request.

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