Tiger Beetle

Yesterday I cleaned my car (doesn’t happen very often) and had the floor mats set out on the ground.  A single six-spotted tiger beetle, Cincindela sexguttata seemed to find the substrate of the floor mat to its liking.

Tiger beetles are very difficult to photograph–they are very aware of the presence of the photographer, and tend to avoid him.

Here are some photographs I took a few years ago of the same species.

The ones we get here tend not to have the six distinctive white spots that the species is named after, or they have a reduced number of them.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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