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