Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Subject: Green beetle
Location: Montville, ME
May 21, 2013 6:31 am
Found this beetle while hiking in Montville, Maine. I’ve seen these before, but mostly only on mountains!
Signature: Jasmine D.

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle
Six Spotted Tiger Beetle

Hi Jasmine,
However did you get this fast running Six Spotted Tiger Beetle to stand still long enough to have photos taken?  They are also capable of taking to wing if threatened. 

It took me a while, but I picked it up carefully and when I covered it up with my hand it stopped moving for a few seconds, I think maybe the dark threw it off! Thank you! They’re so pretty!

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