Whirligig Beetle

Ever wish you had eyes on the back of your head? Whirligig beetles have two sets of compound eyes, well more accurately, left and right eyes that are divided in two; those located below the water surface and a set above water. Whirligig beetles are well adapted to life in water. The greatly modified paddle-like legs make them excellent swimmers, and the habit of swimming frantically in circles when disturbed gives them their common name “whirligig” beetles.