large beetle
Location: southern Alberta Canada
September 9, 2011 10:11 pm
Hi Bugman
I live in southern Alberta on the Praires, it is Sept 9, 2011, opened up the truck door and this large dark green beetle was crawling across the floor.
Signature: Puzzled on the Praires

Predaceous Diving Beetle

Dear Puzzled on the Praires,
This beautiful beetle is a Predaceous Diving Beetle in the family Dytiscidae, but we are not certain of the species as many member is the family look similar, as you can see if you browse through the images on BugGuide.

Thank you very much for identifying this beetle.
This year we have a large slough on the south side of our acreage, the Diving beetle probably came from there.  I put it in my garden, guess I should have put it in the water.  I was surprised when I found it in my truck, it must have flew in there.
Again thank you, your bug web site is wonderful, we have lots, I mean hundreds, of dragonflies in the garden and I have looked up several of them on your site.
Keep up the good work. Cheers

Location: Canada

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