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GBP

Great Britain Pound

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TGO

The Great One

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RSGB

Radio Society of Great Britain

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SGP

Southern Great Plains

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GAP

Great Adventure People

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Great Looking

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Great Adventure People

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Great Writer

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Great Performances

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GLERL

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

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GAS

Great American Smokeout

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GAS

Great American Smokeout

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GMTA

Great Minds Think Alike

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Great Lakes Information Network

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GE

Great Entertainment

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GB

Great Bear

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GD

Great Dane

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PADI

Professional Association of Diving Instructors

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GRE

Great River Energy

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GWR

Great Western Railway Company

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GWCO

Great Western Council of Optometry

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GOSH

Great Ormond Street Hospital

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A&P

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company

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RI

Royal Institution of Great Britain

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Great Shot

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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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