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Painted tiger beetle from Israel
February 14, 2010
Hi Bug People!
I haven’t sent anything in a while, but this weekend I finally found a bunch of cool critters for your site. These are from the northern Negev desert, which is all in bloom now, like walking through a kaleidoscope!

Painted Tiger Beetle

This first one is a painted tiger beetle (direct translation from the Hebrew name) Graphipterus serrator.
More to come soon…
Ben
Northwestern Negev, Israel

Painted Tiger Beetle

Hi Ben,
Thanks so much for sending us these wonderful images of a Painted Tiger Beetle.  It really does look like it got in the way and got spattered as the fence was being whitewashed.  We found a photo of it on the Coleop-Terra website, but that is of a mounted specimen, and we much prefer your photos of a living specimen in its natural environment.  We see that you sent us several additional images, and we will post them as time permits.

Painted Tiger Beetle

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