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Whirligig Beetle

Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

Whirligig Beetles: Family Gyrinidae

  • The ‘Whirligig Beetles’ comprise their own family, with hundreds of species found whirling about in circles on the surface of the quieter waters all around the world.
  • They are in fact looking for dead insects, or ones that are trapped in the surface tension of the water.
  • Their eyes are divided into two segments; one for looking above the water and one for below the surface (simultaneously).
  • They can be seen in the quieter parts of creeks in the Daintree, and often end up in the pools of some of the rainforest lodges.

Script: Courtesy of  Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide

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