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Electric Green
Location: Green Valley Forest Preserve [Illinois]
April 4, 2012 6:53 pm
While riding my bike on April 2, i saw hundreds of these bright green bugs along a 6 mile stretch of gravel pathway. What might this be?
Signature: Jesse S

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Hi Jesse,
We needed to look up Green Valley Forest Preserve to learn it is in the state of Illinois.  Though the number of spots varies from individual to individual, this beauty is nonetheless called a Six Spotted Tiger Beetle.  It is an adept hunter that runs quickly and also flies quite well.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Illinois

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