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Great Diving Beetle Larva

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The Great Diving Beetle larva (left) is the young stage of a big dark-brown beetle. Both the larva and the adult live in water.

The larva is a fierce predator with big curved jaws for catching other small animals. While it is still small, it may be eaten by larger animals such as Sticklebacks. When it has grown enough to almost become an adult, it can then turn the tables and may catch and eat our Stickleback instead!

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