Help me identify this little green beetle
Up here in Ohio everyone is watching out for the emerald ash borer. Several friends have brought this little devil to my attention. I’ve assured them it’s not the emerald ash but I expect it is in the borer family since it is often seen on fallen trees. Spotted this fella today when I was cutting wood. We’ve had four days in the 70’s so he probably just hatched. Please help me name this fella so I can tell my friends, I would estimate he’s just under an inch long. His green is very irridescent.
Montgomery County Ohio Pic Taken 3-27-07 Fuji 9000
We hope harmless predators like your lovely Six Spotted Tiger Beetle are not being squished, smashed and swatted in a case of mistaken identity. Tiger Beetles are highly prized by collectors for their beauty. They are fierce hunters that run and fly quite well.