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GDP

Great Domestic Production

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Rodents Are Great

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GNU

Great New Unix

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CWBS

China Water Beetle Survey

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Great Omniscient Deity

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Great Pig Out

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Great Nick Andrews Trike

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Great Furless One

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BRIGHT

Brody Residents In Great Harmony Together

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GBH

Great Big Hairdos

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QOTX

Great Lakes Chemical Corporation

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GDB

Great Diving Beetle

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GWB

Great Work Begins

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Great Party Action

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DACC

Diving Air Control Console

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Great Mistake Company

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Great Party Alcohol

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Great American Merchandise and Events

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GHC

Great Harbour Cay, Bahamas

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TGN

The Great Networker

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GDP

Great Delay from Pandemonium

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MGGM

Maternal Great Grandfather

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GLG

Great Lakes Gymnastics

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Great Earnings Momentum Stocks

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Great Lakes Center Foundation

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What does great diving beetle mean?

Great diving beetle
The great diving beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) is an aquatic diving beetle native to Europe and northern Asia, and is particularly common in England. The great diving beetle, true to its name, is a rather large insect. The larvae can grow up to 60 millimetres (2.4 in) in length, while the adults are generally 27–35 millimetres (1.1–1.4 in). These beetles live in fresh water, either still or slow-running, and seem to prefer water with vegetation. They are dark-coloured (brown to black) on their back and wing cases (elytra) and yellow on their abdomen and legs. The male's wing cases are shiny, while those of the female are finely grooved. A voracious predator, this beetle hunts a wide variety of prey including small fish. The first two pairs of legs of the male are equipped with numerous suction cups, enabling them to obtain a secure grip while mating, and on their prey.They are able fliers, and fly usually at night. They use the reflection of moonlight to locate new water sources. This location method can sometimes cause them to land on wet roads or other hard wet surfaces. Before they dive, they collect air bubbles in their wing cases which goes through the spiracles. The jaws of a great diving beetle are strong compared to their body size.

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