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LAGB

Linguistics Association of Great Britain

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TSGN

Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern

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TGBBO

The Great British Bake Off

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TSGN

Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern

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GGS

South Carolina Central Railroad (Georgia Great Southern Division)

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TGBBQ

The Great Big British Quiz

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TSGN

Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern

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GHNP

Great Himalayan National Park

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GSDIC

Great Saudi Development & Investment Co.

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GBRJ

Great British Railway Journeys

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GLW

Great Lakes Water

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TGGWS

The Great Global Warming Swindle

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GLWI

Great Lakes Water Institute

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GLWQ

Great Lakes Water Quality

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GBCU

Great Basin Credit Union

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GWTI

Great Way Trading, Inc.

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GBWG

Great Big War Game

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GLWQA

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

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GGEP

Great Grain Elevator Project

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GBWR

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby

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GLWQP

Great Lakes Water Quality Program

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GRAC

Great Rivers Athletic Conference

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MAGDRL

Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League

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GWR

Great Western Railway

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GWCB

Great Western Collection Bureau

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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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