Need help!
Just wondering if you know what this beetle is. A biologist friend thinks it’s a carabid beetle but isn’t sure. If you identify it you’re welcome to use the photo on your great website! Thanks,

Hi Corey,
Your beetle is a Tiger Beetle, most likely a Six Spotted Tiger Beetle, Cicindela sexguttata. Tiger Beetles are Ground Beetles in the family Carabidae, so they are Carabids, but they belong to a distinct subfamily Cicindelinae. Your photo is lovely, and looks like it was lit professionally in a studio.

Thanks for the ID and for the compliments. The photo was actually taken in the beetle’s habitat, the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, MO.

One Response to Tiger Beetle

  1. Karen says:

    Is the tiger nettle poisonous? My dog found one and started foaming saliva – dripping from mouth.

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