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scientific name    Dytiscus hybridus    

habitat
Permanent, mature ponds and marshes (Larson et al. 2000). Associated with aquatic macrophytes.

seasonality
Adults emerge from July to September.

identification
Medium size (24.2 to 28.1 mm), elongate body (Larson et al. 2000). Dark brown or black - some with green appearance. Small chevron between eyes. Basal antennal segments yellow, progressively darker toward tips. Pronotum with basal margin narrowly yellow or brown-black, anterior margin narrowly yellow and lateral margins broadly yellow. Yellow prosternum and prothorax, remainder of ventral surface dark red or brown-black. Forelegs yellow, femur of middle legs yellow to brown-black, hind legs brown-black.

life history
Overwinter as adults in water or on land (Larson et al. 2000). Late fall or early spring mating. Univoltine (Aiken and Wilkinson 1985). Strong swimmers, hind legs move together while swimming. Adults attracted to lights.

conservation
No special status (IUCN 2002).

diet info
Predatory - active swimmers (Larson et al. 2000). Invertebrate and fish larvae prey.

range
Southern Alberta to southern Quebec, as far south as North Carolina and Nebraska (Larson et al. 2000). Some records from Oregon, Wyoming and Colorado.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=4252



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