Subject: big black thing
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
March 22, 2017 7:47 am
This just fell from the sky with a loud thump and doesn’t move. I’m 46 and I’ve never seen one.
Signature: Milan Maksimovic

Predaceous Diving Beetle

Dear Milan,
Though this is an aquatic predator, the Predaceous Diving Beetles in the genus
Dysticus, and we believe your individual is in the genus Dysticus, are capable of flying from pond to pond in the event the original pond begins to evaporate.  Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.

Thanks Daniel!
This was far from any still or flowing water, by at least 3-4 miles. It’s possible that some bird picked it up and dropped it since it fell in a straight line from the sky.
Thanks again.

Yes, that is possible.

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

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