Water Scavenging Beetle (Hydrophilus triangularis)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Hydrophilidae
Genus: Hydrophilus (hy-DRO-fy-lus) (Info)
Species: triangularis

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Newburgh, Indiana
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Spokane, Washington

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On Oct 21, 2007, MsMaati from Newburgh, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

These beetles are said to be voracious mosquito larvae eaters at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page. So I put this one that I found in our basement into our neighbors pond.