Chasing Tiny Tigers

Tiger beetles are some of the most colorful and fastest animals on Earth

tiger beetles bookIf you decide to go on your own tiger beetle hunt, you will want to get a guide. These books tell you where you can find tiger beetles and help you identify what you found. You never know, you might find an undiscovered beetle and maybe even help give it a name.

Don't have time to get out to hunt for some tiger beetles of your own? Check out the Zoom Gallery of these amazing animals.

Take a closer look at just a few of these amazing animals.

Cicindela Lengi  Lengi

Cicindela lengi lengi (Blowout Tiger Beetle)

Cincindela Scutellaris Rugata

Cincindela scutellaris rugata (Festive Tiger Beetle)

Cincindela Circumpicta Johnsoni

Cincindela circumpicta johnsoni (Cream-edged Tiger Beetle)

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  • Article: Colorful Tiger Beetles
  • Author(s): Tim Elser
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: November 12, 2009
  • Date accessed: December 5, 2023
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Tiger beetles are ferocious predators.

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