Giant Diving Beetle, see the suction cups on the front legs.
Giant Diving Beetle, Vancouver Island.
Long toed Salamander nymph
Water Tigers are the larva of the predatory diving beetles.
Water Tiger, larva of the Giant Diving Beetle, I use a glass shooting box filled with clean water to get these pictures.
Small Diving Beetle, Black Creek.
Backswimmer, Vancouver Island.
Small Diving Beetle
Giant Caddisfly Larva
Giant Water Bug, quickly subdues a small goldfish for a meal.
Giant Water Bug, these are big, make a good pet but you have to feed it.
Close up of Giant Water Bug.
Water Tiger's are are the venomous larva of the Giant Diving Beetle
Water Tiger close up if you look close you can see where the venom comes through the pincers.
Water Tigers are good subjects for the shooting box because they move slow.
These Water Tiger pictures are taken in a shooting box which is a small glass box filled with very clean water, everything has to be rinsed before placing into the box since it can contaminate the water and show up in the picture.
Diving Beetle from the frog pond.
Diving Beetles can be found in ponds winter and summer, they will start getting active in March.
Water Boatman, you can see the shiny air bubble they use for breathing.
Diving Beetle close up,