Geographical Range Tropical and temperate regions worldwide
Habitat Lakes, ponds, streams
Scientific Name Family: Gyrinidae
Conservation Status Common

Going around in circles can have its advantages! When enough of these water-loving beetles spin randomly on the surface of a stream, pond or lake, predators can find it very difficult to catch them. When disturbed or attacked, some types of whirligig beetles secrete an odor that smells just like sour apples.