Subject:  Bug Lookup
Geographic location of the bug:  Morehead City, NC
Date: 07/22/2019
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

Carolina Metallic Tiger Beetle

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.”

Location: Morehead City, North Carolina

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