What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Blue/Green Jewel Beetle
Location: Knotts Island, NC
May 7, 2013 10:40 pm
I haven’t been able to find a picture or listing for this beetle. I found it under a board in a field on Knotts Island, NC in April this year. I am not sure I have seen a beetle or bug that was so iridescent. I wonder what the purpose of the coloring would be.
Signature: Rod Mann

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Dear Rod,
We believe this is a Six Spotted Tiger Beetle,
Cicindela sexguttata, a species that doesn’t necessarily always have six spots.  They are predators that run fast and fly even faster.

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Daniel…….Thank you. Now I see all the other examples you have and I agree.

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Knotts Island, North Carolina

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