Identifying A VERY FAST Ant-Eating Bug
We’ve lived in and around Wake County in North Carolina for over 50 years now, and saw the following bug for the first time this past weekend. He would just sit still until something, ANYTHING, would move and then he was off like a shot. However, he only made a meal out of ants, and didn’t miss a single one that left their hill and ventured onto our patio. He’s actually about 1/2 to 3/4 inches long. Would love to know what he is. Hope you can help. Many thanks!
P. Elaine Huntley
Hi P. Elaine,
This is a Tiger Beetle, probably a Six Spotted Tiger Beetle. We especially like the information your provided regarding this beetles fondness for ants.