What is this Rainbow beetle?
Location: Okinawa, Japan
December 3, 2010 7:04 am
Hi, I snapped a few photos of this rainbow-colored beetle near a waterfall in Okinawa, a southern island of Japan. There were several of these beetles buzzing around the rocks along the side of the creek. What is this beetles name?
Signature: Hooray for Bugs!

Japanese Tiger Beetle

Dear Hooray for Bugs,
This is probably one of the most colorful Tiger Beetles in the subfamily Cicindelinae that we have ever seen photographed.  We believe it is
Cicindela japonica based on this image posted to The Flying Kiwi.  Its common name is appropriately the Japanese Tiger Beetle and we found numerous images on Flickr.

Location: Japan

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