whirligig beetle

(Subfamily Gyrininae)

               
      whirligig beetle (Gyrininae)
   
   
   
   
   
   

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Taxonomy

Order:

Coleoptera (beetles)

 

Suborder:

Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)

 

Superfamily:

Gyrinoidea

 

Family:

Gyrinidae (whirligig beetles)

 

Subfamily:

Gyrininae

 
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  Whirligig Beetle (Gyrinidae: Dineutus) Behavior
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Uploaded on Sep 13, 2009

Photographed at Mekinock, North Dakota (13 September 2009).

 
     
  Whirligig Beetle "Babies"
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Published on Jul 21, 2014

Whirligig Beetle "Babies"

Uncle Steve came across a brood of Whirligig Beetle "babies" (for want of the proper term) ... somewhere in the Deep River watershed in Randolph County, North Carolina: Whirligig beetles

Family: Gyrinidae
Order: Coleoptera

Date: 18 JULY 2014

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  More Whirligig Beetles
Ken Hall
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 1, 2010

They've moved away from the dock and now hang out along a sandy shore. Don't know if they meant to wind up here or if it's just a random arrival because of the way they swim ...

 
     
  Whirligig Beetle (Gyrinidae: Gyrinus)
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 25, 2009

Photographed near Mekinock, North Dakota (25 June 2009).

 
     
  Whirligig Beetles (Gyrinidae: Gyrinus) Sunning
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Aug 19, 2009

Photographed at the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (18 August 2009). "How is it possible that I am so incapable of passing on to others...the vision of the marvelous unity in which I find myself immersed." --Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 
     

 

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