An absolutely curious creature, found on dung, with a gold bottom and capable of flight. Robust jaws. Waved said gold bottom as an apparent display.
I suspect this is Cicindela unipunctata, of which the WV DNR guide to tiger beetles says: "The few records of this beetle in West Virginia almost
certainly are due to its elusive adult behavior. By running for cover
under leaf litter, adults are difficult to see and capture. With more
searching and trapping, this species will likely be collected more
frequently, and undoubtedly be found to occur over a wider area in
West Virginia than has been reported."
Caterpillar feces lightly rained down on the forest floor, a constant patter of poop. Some trees denuded of leaves, as in second photo.
Picking seeds out of pine cones -- back and forth, back and forth to storage or perhaps, a maw.
Striking orange robber fly. Several seen at this altitude in well-lit patches of forest.
Did an interesting drumming of the front legs in unison.