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Punctured Tiger Beetle - Cicindela punctulata This was the highlight of mothing last night for me. There were few moths, but this tiger beetle came to hunt.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a light (and bugs) in a semi-rural area.  Cicindela,Cicindela punctulata,Geotagged,Punctured Tiger Beetle,Summer,United States,beetle,tiger beetle Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Punctured Tiger Beetle - Cicindela punctulata

This was the highlight of mothing last night for me. There were few moths, but this tiger beetle came to hunt.

Habitat: Attracted to a light (and bugs) in a semi-rural area.

    comments (6)

  1. They are so cool! Been a long time since I found one myself. Posted 4 months ago
    1. I rarely see them as well and expected this one to flee before I could get a shot. But, I think it had its eye on some potential prey, which was just out of frame. Posted 4 months ago
  2. Great shot Christine, I love tijger beetles. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks, Paul! I do as well, but rarely see them. Posted 4 months ago
  3. LOVE!! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks! It was so cute with its green feet, freckled elytra, and hairy armpits. Posted 4 months ago

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The Punctured Tiger Beetle is a Tiger Beetle (Carabidae, Cicindelinae) known from the Nearctic region.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 10, 2020. Captured Jul 9, 2020 23:57 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm