Just as you would expect from its name, this large beetle feeds on dead stuff. It especially likes a meal of dead and decaying plants, but it will eat living plants too. The water scavenger beetle is a slow clumsy swimmer. Luckily, its food can't swim away from it. It is sometimes called the silver beetle. Hair on its body traps air, which shines silvery in the sun. This envelope of air is how it breathes.
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