Insect and Bug ID forum: Smooth bug to be ID-d

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Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Nov 24, 2014 10:37 AM CST
That was the first time I saw such a bug. It was coming in to the open yard from outside. Which could this be? Notice its legs. It probably has wings hidden by the hard two-part shell that opens out.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 24, 2014 4:34 PM CST
This is a beetle which lives and breeds in water Dinu, when they want to spread their eggs around other water holes they climb out and fly.

I would say it's in the family Hydrophilidae but there are a lot of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrophilidae

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_beetle

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Hydrophilidae&source=lnms&...
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
Garden Photography Annuals Organic Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Dinu
Nov 24, 2014 10:54 PM CST
Many thanks for the clue, JRB... I did not what to do with it. I left it out in a plant bed. Does it survive there? A day later I saw a smaller one too coming to our open yard. I did the same.
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The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there. ~ GB Shaw, 'Adventures of the black girl'
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Nov 25, 2014 3:43 AM CST
They have wings and can fly Dinu so they will get where they want to be. The second one still had some water on the end of it's body!

Do you have a pond? That may be it's destination.
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Nov 25, 2014 7:57 AM CST
Ah, JR, good guess. Yes, I do have a pond and that had come in 40 feet away from the pond. I too noticed some wetness on its body.
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