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Thermonectus marmoratus (Sunburst diving beetle)

Synonyms: Thermonetus marmoratus

Wikipedia Abstract

Thermonectus marmoratus is a species of diving beetle known by the common names sunburst diving beetle and spotted diving beetle. The beetle has recently become notable when it was discovered that its aquatic larval stage has been found to have used in its principal eyes two retinas and two distinct focal planes that are substantially separated, in the manner of bifocals to switch their vision from up-close to distance, for easy and efficient capture of their prey, mostly mosquito larvae.
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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Dallas Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Oakland Zoo
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Zoological Society of London


Middle America; North America;



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