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Pond Life - The Water Beetle

First seen on Thursday 28th March 2019 at Hidcote Gardens

There are many different species of Water Beetle. Judging by its pattern, I think this one is Acilius Sulcatus a diving beetle. It is usually about 14-18mm long. Even though it is a water beetle, this species can fly, so can travel between ponds easily. This one was in Hidcote. It's pond isn't large, but its full of interesting things.