Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Is this a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle?
Mon, May 18, 2009 at 1:30 PM
I was digging in by backyard today when I came across this beautiful beetle. After looking through some Field Guides I guess it may be a Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, but on of them said that they usually don’t occur in Michigan. I was hoping you could shed some light on what I found. It seemed to have been underground next to a nest of larvae feeding on a mouse or rat i dug out.
O. Keller
Port Sanilac, MI

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle
Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Dear O. Keller,
We believe you have correctly identified your Six Spotted Tiger Beetle. According to the data on BugGuide, Michigan is firmly part of the range of the species.

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  1. My son and I found one on our sidewalk. I think he may have been in our bag of potting soil. Took a pic and came to this site. Love the site! With curious kids who want to know what “that” bug is, it’s nice to be able to answer and (in their eyes) be the SMARTEST person in the whole world! WPaton, Auburn Hills, MI


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