Despite their aquatic habitat, Hungerford’s crawling water beetles are actually clumsy swimmers, preferring to crawl when possible. The tiny beetle was first documented in Canada in 1986 and measures about four millimetres long, adding to the difficulty of locating it. Studies show that the larvae feed on an algae called Dichotomosiphon. Adults may live up to 18 months.
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