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Beetles
Location: Singapore
May 29, 2011 12:19 am
Hi,
Please help to idenditfy these 2 beetles.
Is the beetle in pic 1 a Cicindelidae
( Tiger Beetle )?
The beetle shown in pic 2 & 3 has two humps on its neck. What is it?
Thanks & regards
Signature: Lance

Tiger Beetle:  Neocollyris celebensis

Hi Lance,
We agree that the green beetle does seem to resemble the Tiger Beetles in the subfamily Cicindelidae.  Furthermore, we believe the two beetles you have submitted have many similarities and they may be closely related.  Hopefully our readership may be able to contribute a more specific identification.

Possibly a Darkling Beetle

Update:  April 8, 2013
We have been advised through comments that neither beetle is likely a Tiger Beetle.  The second photo has been tentatively identified as a Darkling Beetle in the genus
 Strongylium, thanks to a comment from David who has an image posted on FlickR.

Update:  December 1, 2013
A comment from David Moh just arrived and we agree that the upper image appears to be the Tiger Beetle
Neocollyris celebensis, which is pictured on Southeast Asian Beetles.

 

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Interesting, and scary, beetle.
Location: Gyeonggi-do Province, Gwangu City, South Korea
May 22, 2011 8:50 am
Dear Whats that Bug,
I stumbled on this ’little’ guy while I was testing an old lens near a large stream. It landed about 3 meters away.
Very very fast moving as well (it scurried a good 5 feet in less than a second). Also quite big. I think it measures to about the length of a 50 cent piece.
Anyways once I saw those mandibles I stayed my distance. I’m guessing it is a male by their size, but they just small enough to be functional. The white on red and black didn’t look particularly pleasant either.
Thanks!
Signature: Ben, South Korea

Japanese Tiger Beetle

Hi Ben,
This magnificent creature is a predatory Japanese Tiger Beetle,
Cicindela japonica.  We don’t believe you need to fear any bodily harm because of encountering this nor any other Tiger Beetle.

Japanese Tiger Beetle

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Bug love
Location: Cheviot Hills, northern England
May 10, 2011 5:49 pm
Two insects of a type I’ve never seen before getting friendly. I was just wondering what they were.
Gary
Signature: kkjhkj

Mating Green Tiger Beetles

Hi Gary,
These amorous beauties are mating Tiger Beetles in the genus
Cicindela, and they are most likely Cicindela campestris, commonly called the Green Tiger Beetle.  We quickly located a webpage on British Biodiversity that profiles the Green Tiger Beetle and that provides this information:  “They show greater diversity in the warmer parts of the world and only five species of tiger beetle are known in Britain (current British checklist of the Carabidae at http://www.coleopterist.org.uk/). Of these, four are Cicindela species, with C. campestris much the most common.
Tiger beetles constitute the subfamily Cicindelinae within the family Carabidae, or are still recognised by some authors as a separate family, the Cicindelidae. C. campestris is, like most Cicindela species, a creature of open ground, especially heathland on sandy soils in spring and early summer, locally frequent apparently in much of Britain where there is suitable habitat. It runs fast when seizing prey, or if disturbed (or if someone is chasing it in the hope of an in-focus photograph), and it will also readily fly for short distances.”  In addition to England, the species is found over much of Eurasia as far East as Siberia.

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Green Metallic Flying Bug
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA
May 1, 2011 11:34 pm
I see these bugs everywhere in the woods located within a local park. I also see them in blue metallic colors. I have never seen them anywhere other than these woods and would be interested to find out what they are.
Signature: Ashley

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Hi Ashley,
This beautiful predator is a Six Spotted Tiger Beetle,
Cicindela sexguttata, a variable species that is most commonly sighted in the spring.  You can read more about it on BugGuide.

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What is this Rainbow beetle?
Location: Okinawa, Japan
December 3, 2010 7:04 am
Hi, I snapped a few photos of this rainbow-colored beetle near a waterfall in Okinawa, a southern island of Japan. There were several of these beetles buzzing around the rocks along the side of the creek. What is this beetles name?
Signature: Hooray for Bugs!

Japanese Tiger Beetle

Dear Hooray for Bugs,
This is probably one of the most colorful Tiger Beetles in the subfamily Cicindelinae that we have ever seen photographed.  We believe it is
Cicindela japonica based on this image posted to The Flying Kiwi.  Its common name is appropriately the Japanese Tiger Beetle and we found numerous images on Flickr.

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Bright Green Beetle
May 29, 2010
Just a few minutes ago I felt something crawling on my neck. What ever it was it flew and landed on the wall. It turned out to be a vibrantly green beetle and I took a picture. I live in New Hampshire, it is May 29.
Green Beetle
New Hampshire

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Dear Green Beetle,
This is a Tiger Beetle, probably a Six Spotted Tiger Beetle.

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