7014. This big black shiny beetle is approximately an inch long. This pic was taken July /20 in the port au port area of NL. It was outside. I have look at so many black beetles and cannot identity this one … my brother in law have lived in NL for 60 years and have never seen any beetle like this one . I hope to find out what kind of beetle this is. Thank you. Black Duck Brook, Newfoundland. Canada
Number 7014. This is a predaceous diving beetle (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae); from the appearance of its front tarsi, it appears to be a male. They and their aquatic larvae (‘water tigers’) are voracious predators on other small aquatic life forms. The adult beetles are strong fliers that may be found at quite some distance from the nearest water.