Subject: Bug in pool skimmer basket
Geographic location of the bug: Stratham, NH
Time: 02:52 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this giant in my pool skimmer basket this morning. Curious to know what it is.
How you want your letter signed: Pool owner
Dear Pool owner,
This is a Predaceous Diving Beetle in the family Dytiscidae, probably in the genus Dytiscus. According to BugGuide the habitat is “permanent or temporary freshwater ponds and pools (D. marginicollis may occur in saline ponds), plus streams and rivers; usually found on or among aquatic plants.”