Geographic location of the bug: Kentucky
Time: 11:39 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: What is this never seen one before. 11:35pm march
How you want your letter signed: Ellis
We believe your aquatic beetle is a Water Scavenger Beetle in the family Hydrophilidae which is well represented on BugGuide. Many aquatic insects, including Water Scavengers, are able to fly from pond to pond and some species may be attracted to lights.