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The Specimen

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 on January 25, 2006

The Discussion

GONZOOctober 14th, 2006, 2:08 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
I'm not great on beetle identification, but this one seems pretty easy--Hydrophilus triangularis.
TroutnutOctober 14th, 2006, 2:11 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2547
Thanks. I'm just going to put that ID in the description, rather than moving it into a section on that species like I usually do, because I don't have all the beetle taxa in the database. There are just too many of them.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
GONZONovember 27th, 2006, 1:35 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681

Thank you. I'm glad you like the book. But there's certainly no need for formal address. Gonzo is fine.

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