Tiger Beetle Observations

You see a colorful beetle on the forest floor, running, then stopping, then running again, as it chases down a small ant. You might be watching a tiger beetle on the hunt. There are 2760 known species of tiger beetle, and each beetle lives a fast-paced life of avoiding predators while chasing down prey. Observe this tiger beetle for a few minutes to learn about tiger beetle habitat, vision, and camouflage.

Tiger beetle hunting
Tiger beetle vision is focused on movement. If an ant it is chasing stops moving, the ant disappears from the beetle's view.

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