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TDI

Technical Diving International

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GSBC

Great Southern Bancorp

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GT

Great Times

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Great Big Sea

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Great Quality

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Great Wall

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Great American Bash

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The Great Link

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SDI

Scuba Diving International

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UGF

University of Great Falls

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GLUX

Great Lakes Aviation, LTD.

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Great White North

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Great Ape Project

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Great Power

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Great Bodily Injury

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GLWR

Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue

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Great Grand

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Really Great

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TGG

The Great Gatsby

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Great Pain

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GUE

Great Underground Empire

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GTL

Great Teacher Largo

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GLA

Great Lakes Alliance

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GLO

Great Lakes Official

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I aM Great

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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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