Is this a type of Tiger Beetle?
While walking through the woods yesterday with an 80F Saturday, I spotted many of these on the trail. These Beetles seemed to scurry quickly about, and would fly off if approached too closely. Curious as to what kind of beetle (resembles some Tiger Beetle pics on this site). Thanks in advance.
Bob Jones

Hi Bob,
This is most surely a Tiger Beetle, but we are reluctant to attempt an exact species as you did not provide a location. Even with a location, exact species identification of Tiger Beetles is often a challenge for us. Tiger Beetles are harbingers of spring, as they are most active on warm days after the snow has melted when they scurry about in search of prey.

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