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ummm… what’s this bug?
We saw these in a few places in Costa Rica including at 1500 meters in the Talamancas and closer to sea level as well. Someone told us this is a beetle that looks like an ant but I don’t remember what they said it was called. It is always alone. Can you tell me what this is? Thanks,

Hi Kerry,
While we are not certain of the exact species, we are relatively sure this is a Tiger Beetle in the subfamily Cicindelinae.

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Location: Costa Rica

4 Responses to Tiger Beetle from Costa Rica: Pseudoxycheila bipustulata ssp. tarsalis

  1. Alain Griffen says:

    Pseudoxycheila bipustulata ssp. tarsalis

  2. Dulce Wilson says:

    Just checking here with the experts. I live in Monteverde, Costa Rica. We also have those beetles in orange. I guess that’s why they call them Tiger Beetles or Tiger Ant Beetles. Do you have any clue as to what the species is called in orange???

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