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whirligig beetle

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noun
any of numerous aquatic beetles of the family Gyrinidae, commonly seen in groups circling about rapidly on the surface of the water.
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Origin of whirligig beetle

First recorded in 1850–55

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whirligig beetle

noun
any flat-bodied water beetle of the family Gyrinidae, which circles rapidly on the surface of the water
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