Bug of the Week: Cicindela sexguttata

This week’s feature is Cicindela sexguttata – the six spotted tiger beetle. This is a beautiful iridescent beetle species that is found in wooded areas, particularly with sandy soils. Spot-numbers can vary widely between individuals. Both the adults and larvae are predaceous. Mary Holland has a great post on this species here at Naturally Curious. Also, have a look at this great vine on tiger beetle spots by Morgan Jackson.

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