Insect and Bug ID forum→Need help identifying this bug

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FinnOrFelicity
Jun 2, 2021 3:43 PM CST
Hi! I started a closed ecosystem about 3 or so weeks ago, and there's this bug that's been there since the beginning that I can't identify for the life of me. The closest thing I've been able to find was the burying beetle, but this is aquatic and doesn't have the red things on its face, and doesn't have the weird section in between its back and its head. In every other way, it's a match.
The bug's about the size of a dime, maybe a bit smaller. Could not possibly be more circular. It spends most of its time hiding behind a rock, face down. Never seen it eat, but it's still alive so what do I know. I'm in ontario, if that helps at all. I got it from a small creek that leads into the rideau canal.
Cheers!
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 2, 2021 4:09 PM CST
If you think it is a burrowing water beetle, check out the Noteridae family pictures on Bugguide:

https://bugguide.net/node/view...

Otherwise a picture here could help if you can post one.

FinnOrFelicity
Jun 2, 2021 5:30 PM CST
sooby said:If you think it is a burrowing water beetle, check out the Noteridae family pictures on Bugguide:

Otherwise a picture here could help if you can post one.

Suphisellus puncticollis was close, but mine's stripes are more orange, whereas that one's more yellow.
Also no, sorry, I can't post pictures yet. Even if I could, I don't have a camera that could capture this guy. I could make a terrible drawing in ms paint and upload it in a few days.

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