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Giant Water Scavenger Beetles

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This common name refers to only one family.

Beetle Family Hydrophilidae

These are often called Giant Water Scavenger Beetles.
These are a common sight on most trout streams, especially in the calm backwaters. They aren't regarded as significant to trout, although I have found them in occasional stomach samples.
Hydrophilidae (Giant Water Scavenger Beetles) Beetle AdultHydrophilidae (Giant Water Scavenger Beetles) Beetle Adult View 2 PicturesThis is a water beetle. It is the hardest object in the world to pick up with tweezers. The second hardest is Mount Everest.
Collected January 13, 2004 from in
Added to by on January 25, 2006
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