Larve Cybister lateralimarginalis 30-06-2008
Cybister lateralimarginalis

The larva of Cybister lateralimarginalis looks a lot like that of the Great diving beetle, but there are differences:

The larva is unable to hang freely under the water surface like the Great diving beetle larva. That's why it seeks support from the bottom or on a water plant as is shown here.

I went to a ditch where we had caught an adult beetle and seen quite a few more about a month earlier. I hoped to catch a larva there and with the first stroke of the net I caught one!


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