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Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)

Wikipedia Abstract

The great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) is a large aquatic diving beetle native to Europe and northern Asia, and is particularly common in England.The great diving beetle, true to its name, is a rather sizable insect. The larvae can grow up to 60 millimetres (2.4 in) in length, while the adults are generally 27–35 millimetres (1.1–1.4 in). They are able fliers, and fly usually at night. They use the reflection of moonlight to locate new water sources. This location method can sometimes cause them to land on wet roads or other hard wet surfaces.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Upper Danube Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    

Protected Areas

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Ichthyosaura alpestris (Alpine Newt)[2]
Lissotriton helveticus (Palmate Newt)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Pleurogenoides medians <Unverified Name>[5]

Distribution

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Ecology of Commanster
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Temporal Variation in Food Web Structure: 16 Empirical Cases, Kenneth Schoenly and Joel E. Cohen, Ecological Monographs, 61(3), 1991, pp. 267–298
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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