Dineutes sublineatus - whirligig beetle
Arizona, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2007

Whirligig beetles occupy the boundary between water and air, with wings for flight and legs for swimming.  This Dineutes beetle is one of the largest North American whirligig species. 

USA, Arizona, Pima Co.
May 2007

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS 20D, using a Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro Lens.