More of The Great Diving Beetle Larva

Today whilst checking the garden pond I noticed how these Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus Marginalis) larvae are growing bigger, and one was feeding off another. I managed to scoop one out to get some photos before releasing back into the pond. These are helping to keep the gnat larvae numbers down.

Photographs  taken of Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus Marginalis) larva in August 2016, rear garden pond, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

2 thoughts on “More of The Great Diving Beetle Larva

  1. Dear Pete,
    These larvae are not Dytiscus marginalis but probabely Agabus bipunctatus.
    Nice pics though!
    Best wishes,

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    1. Thank you very much for dropping by, Albert and pointing that out. I will look into it and amend as required. Appreciate it! 🙂


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