PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Close up of whirligig beetles (Dineutus americanus) feeding on American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) that has fallen into the water and drowned. These scavengers are usually in constant motion searching out prey items. When alarmed they will dive beneath the water's surface. Whirligig beetles belong to the family Gyrinidae and the ones featured here measure about 15 mm in length.
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