Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Office of Science NEWTON's Homepage NEWTON's Homepage
NEWTON, Ask A Scientist!
NEWTON Home Page NEWTON Teachers Visit Our Archives Ask A Question How To Ask A Question Question of the Week Our Expert Scientists Volunteer at NEWTON! Frequently Asked Questions Referencing NEWTON About NEWTON About Ask A Scientist Education At Argonne Insects Underwater
Name: Marianne M.
Status: other
Age: 40s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 3/23/2004


Question:
How do Whirligig Beetles breath when they go under the water?


Replies:
Whirligig beetles do not normally go all the way under water, they swim on the surface, half in and half out, so they can breathe. See A Guide to Observing Insect Lives, by Donald W. Stokes, or many other insect references. Some diving beetles, that do go under water as adults, carry a bubble of air with them when they dive.

J. Elliott


Click here to return to the Zoology Archives

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

For assistance with NEWTON contact a System Operator (help@newton.dep.anl.gov), or at Argonne's Educational Programs

NEWTON AND ASK A SCIENTIST
Educational Programs
Building 360
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois
60439-4845, USA
Update: June 2012
Weclome To Newton

Argonne National Laboratory