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