Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tiger beetles

The tiger beetles are skittish and fast. It is almost impossible to take close proximity shots during the day time. They are well known for their running speed, the fastest indeed in the insect world.


Face to face with a tiger beetle (taken at night), Cicindela aurulenta.

Cicindela aurulenta

Sometimes it uses its powerful jaws to clamp on leaf or branch when sleeping

Therates dimidiatus

Cylindera versicolor

Cylindera discreta

Neocollyris cf. bonellii

Neocollyris sp
Reference site:
http://carabidae.org/taxa/cicindelinae