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Beetle Family Hydrophilidae (Giant Water Scavenger Beetles)

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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.

Pictures of 1 Beetle Specimen in the Family Hydrophilidae:

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 the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to by Troutnut on January 25, 2006

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Posted by DMM on Nov 26, 2006
Last reply on Nov 29, 2006 by Troutnut
I noticed the ending of the family is reversed--should be -ae.

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