Mating California Tiger Beetles

What’s this Beetle:
I’ve checked your archives, and wonder if this is some sort of tiger beetle? We saw them in Death Valley National Park in the salt field this past April.

Hi Tracy,
It stands to reason that since your mating Tiger Beetles are Cicindela californica, the common name would be the California Tiger Beetle, yet BugGuide does not list a common name. This sure is an attractive species.

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