Weather

Sunburst Diving Beetle

Thermonectus marmoratus

A bubble of air collected and stored under their wings allows these beetles to stay underwater for extended periods. Thanks to flash floods which are common in the desert, dry creek beds and gulches fill and create perfect habitats for these aquatic beetles. Despite being a “diving beetle,” they have wings and will fly to find a new water source if their current one dries up.

"/>

Found At

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

Explore more Animals

Vanellus spinosus A type of wading bird, lapwings are found almost everywhere but North America with this species living primarily in Africa. Both parents…
Ursus arctos horribilis  The grizzly bear has a stable and sustainable population in the North American wild. However, among the many factors affecting their…
Geoemyda spengleri The leaf-like shape of their shells helps them to blend into the forest floor as they sit motionless for hours watching for…

My Zoo Visit

Drag & Drop to Reorder