Subject: Soldier/Futuristic Robot Bug! Crazy moulter??
Location: Evanston, IL lakefront
May 23, 2013 7:13 am
Chicago suburb: Evanston, IL
Lakefront (Lake Michigan)
Small, I would say an inch or less than one inch long
Camouflage warrior hard shell on the outside & metallic green robo-bug on the inside (with wings) but did NOT seem to be a bug inside a bug, but rather one single bug that was alive.
Would love to know what this thing is!!
It might take us some time to identify this Tiger Beetle in the subfamily Cicindelinae that is missing an elytra.
Update: Ides of March, 2019
We just received a second comment that this is a Common Shore Tiger Beetle, Cicindela repanda.