Tiger beetles Insect

The Tiger beetles Insect Cicindela campestris is a large tiger beetle, with a body length of up to 0.5 inches (13 mm). it is found on sandy heaths and hillsides. The larvae dig burrows in the ground, often near pathways, to catch unwary insects in pitfall traps.

 

Tiger beetles Insect Facts with Pictures

 

Common name: Tiger beetles

Family: Cicindelidae

Suborder: Adephaga

Order: Coleoptera

Class/Subphylum: Insecta/Hexapoda

Number of Species:  About 1600 ( 119 u.s.)

Size: From about 0.4 in (10 mm) to 3 in (8 cm)

Key features: Body often brightly colored, metallic, bluish, green, violet, bronze, purple, or  orange; sometimes black, whitish, or gray; elytra smooth, widest behind the middle; eyes large and bulging; head wider than that of ground beetle; antennae long and threadlike, inserted above the base of each of the sicklelike mandibles; legs long and slim, adapted for covering the ground at speed in pursuit of prey

Habits: Adults mainly ground-dwelling, day-active insects that scurry rapidly around and easily burst into flight, larvae strange, large-headed “s”-shaped creatures that live in burrows in the ground

Breeding: Usually no courtship before mating; generally smaller male “rides” on female for considerable periods while grasping her in his jaws; eggs normally laid in the ground, often while the male is still holding the female

Diet: Insects, worms, and other small animals

Habitat: Mainly in dry, open country such as deserts, salt pans coastal sand dunes, and heaths; also in forests and along streamsides

Distribution: Worldwide, but commonest in warm regions; avoids the very coldest areas.

Tiger beetles Insect Pictures Collection

 

Tiger beetles Insect Facts and Images Gallery

Tiger beetles Insect Facts and Images

Tiger beetles Insect Facts and Photos

Tiger beetles Insect Facts with Images

Tiger beetles Insect Facts with Photos

Tiger beetles Insect Photos Gallery

Tiger beetles Insect Pictures Collection

Tiger beetles Insect

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