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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata

Observer

galacticbirder

Date

April 21, 2016 04:03 AM CDT

Description

This beetle is one of my all time favorites. This is the Six- Spotted Tiger Beetle. These guys are super fast and very voracious beetles. They are an very efficient hunter. These guys are a metallic green with a series of six dots on the back of the wing coverts. These beetles are pretty big and when photographing them you have to be on your toes or they will scamper away to who knows where. They are a really cool predator and I am a big fan of these guys. This was my first encounter with this one and I was able to find a few but these two photos are my very best. These guys are pretty cool and green just happens to be my favorite color. They have huge eyes and a pointed squared off head. They have quite a set mandibles which are used for ripping and shredding its prey. They are a summertime bug and they love open area and areas with shade. These guys are unmistakable once you get to know them.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fiery Searcher Calosoma scrutator

Observer

brentano

Date

September 3, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Awesome night with much gratitude to our hosts for inviting us to observe on their property.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Festive Tiger Beetle Cicindela scutellaris ssp. lecontei

Observer

greg10

Date

September 5, 2016 02:33 PM EDT

Description

Cicindela scutellaris—Larose Forest, Limoges, Ontario, Canada.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

joachim

Date

August 29, 2008 09:00 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

January 4, 2017 11:23 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Sun Beetles Genus Amara

Observer

dlbowls

Date

January 19, 2017 01:43 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Forest Caterpillar Hunter Calosoma sycophanta

Observer

jakob

Date

July 12, 2016 01:07 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ellen5

Date

January 10, 2017

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

70F weather just 3 days after 7F weather -- so I was surprised to see this beetle scurry across the sidewalk shortly after sunset. This was a mulched area under red oaks.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sgmech

Date

January 4, 2017 11:26 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

fubr

Date

October 16, 2016 05:10 PM CET

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

fubr

Date

April 30, 2016 01:16 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Caterpillar Hunters Genus Calosoma

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 13, 2016 10:12 AM PDT

Description

Big, like a pinacate.

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Description from Wikipedia

Ground beetles are a large, cosmopolitan family of beetles, Carabidae, with more than 40,000 species worldwide, approximately 2,000 of which are found in North America and 2,700 in Europe.

No range data available.
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