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HDS

Historical Diving Society

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ATG

Alexander The Great

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GSWA

Great Swamp Watershed Association

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PSGB

Primate Society of Great Britain

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GBH

Great British House

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NGP

Northern Great Plains, Inc.

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GAP

Great And Proud

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GLH

Great Looking Hair

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GDC

Great Dane Club

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GPSI

Great Plains Software, Inc.

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GDC

Great Dane Club

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GW

Great Worker

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GS

Great Soldiers

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GAY

Great And Young

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GS

Great Sedan

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GLFC

Great Lakes Fisheries Commission

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VWB

VolksWagen Beetle

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GMC

Great Mountain Climber

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GG

Great Granny

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GYS

Great Yorkshire Show

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GBGLF

Great Basin Gold, LTD.

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GC

Great Comedian

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GLW

Great Lakes Wrestling

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DSI

Diving Systems International

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DSV

Diving Support Vessel

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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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