Great diving beetles are one of the UK's largest beetles and they are fierce predators. As their name suggests they spend most of their lives underwater. However they can also fly and do so when travelling to colonise new freshwater habitats.
Scientific name: Dytiscus marginalis
The following habitats are found across the Great diving beetle distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web