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Crawlies with Cri – Diving beetle

Diving beetle (Acilius abbreviatus predacious)

This week’s crawly is an excellent swimmer and one good-looking little beetle. Meet the Acilius abbreviatus predacious diving beetle. We’ll call them “Aci” for short. Aci is a western species, found along the West Coast and as far east as Idaho.At just one-half inch in length, this bitty beetle is a smaller cousin of our giant water beetle (