NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found

NEW SPECIES PICTURES: 850 Underground Creatures Found
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Three species of blind, wingless water beetles in the family Dytiscidae (pictured, from left to right, Paroster macrosturtensis, Paroster mesosturtensis, and Paroster microsturtensis) were recently discovered living in groundwater in western Australia's dry pastureland.

The larvae (not pictured) are "ferocious-looking predators" that likely feed on smaller crustaceans--and even each other, scientists said in October 2009.
—Photograph courtesy Chris Watts, South Australian Museum
 
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