Subject: Bug Lookup
Geographic location of the bug: Morehead City, NC
Time: 07:49 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Just trying to find out what kind of bug it is.
How you want your letter signed: No
This is a beneficial, predatory, Carolina Metallic Tiger Beetle, Tetracha carolina, which we identified on BugGuide and on Flickr. According to BugGuide, the habitat is “Sandbanks of rivers, pastures, open, disturbed areas; often near water. Hides under boards, rocks, trash, etc. during day” and “Nocturnal. Comes to lights. Apparently, does not fly often.”