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Cicindela formosa formosa - Big Sands Tiger Beetle

Cicindela formosa formosa - Big Sands Tiger Beetle

This is the nominate subspecies of Cicindela formosa. The red coloration is typical of this subspecies.


Cicindela oregona (Oregon Tiger Beetle)

Cicindela oregona (Oregon Tiger Beetle)

Among the fastest moving land insects in the world, this large and often brightly colored subfamily of Ground Beetles are found in a wide variety of habitats. This particular species can often be found on the beach.

Family Carabidae


Cicindela punctulata - Sidewalk Tiger Beetle

Cicindela punctulata - Sidewalk Tiger Beetle

Here's another pic of Cicindela punctulata


Cicindela punctulata - Sidewalk Tiger Beetle

Cicindela punctulata - Sidewalk Tiger Beetle

This is a really common species over a wide range in the US. Up close you can see a row of punctures running down near the sides of the elytral suture.

Subfamily Cicindelinae


Cicindela repanda - Shore Tiger Beetle

Cicindela repanda - Shore Tiger Beetle

These are really common around lakes and sandy rivers.

Subfamily Cicindelinae


Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris

Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris

This beautiful Tiger Beetle is the nominate subspecies for Cicndela scutellaris. This on was kind enough to stand still while I got within about 8" to him.


Cicindela scutellaris unicolor

Cicindela scutellaris unicolor

I got the exposure just a bit too dark. But I was within 5 inches of the beetle, which was pretty cool. He's in the shadow of my camera in this.


Cicindela scutellaris unicolor

Cicindela scutellaris unicolor

Here's a second individual of this species


Cicindela scutellaris unicolor

Cicindela scutellaris unicolor

This is an entirely green subspecies of Cicindela scutellaris. There are several species, and this is one of the prettiest, though Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris is by far the prettiest. Found this guy on sand scrub habitat in Florida


Cicindela sexguttata - Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Cicindela sexguttata - Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Another dorsal shot of this tiger. The maculations that give it its name are almost absent in this geographic locality


Cicindela sexguttata - Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Cicindela sexguttata - Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Another, better photo of this species. For some reason I'm having trouble getting a crisp shot of this species.


Cicindela sexguttata - Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Cicindela sexguttata - Six-spotted Tiger Beetle

Here's a shot of two Six-spotted Tigers mating


Cicindela sexguttata - Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle

Cicindela sexguttata - Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle

Another amazing Tiger Beetle. This species is often seen flying away from hikers on muddy trails in forests. This individual let me get right next to it though!

Family Carabidae


Cicindela splendida - Splendid Tiger Beetle

Cicindela splendida - Splendid Tiger Beetle

Another pretty tiger beetle, wasn't camera shy at all

Subfamily Cicindelinae


Ellisoptera hamata

Ellisoptera hamata

They've changed the taxonomy of tiger beetles around. This is now in the genus Ellipsoptera