|Beautiful Tiger Beetle (Cicindela formosa), Just finished eating a lady beetle|
Tiger beetles apparently a one of the most popular and most studied beetle groups in the world. There are 2700 different species described. They live from high elevation alpine forests to tropical rainforests, deserts to beaches. Each species occupies a narrow a highly special ties habitat. Tiger beetles are highly predatory and feed on a variety of insects and spiders. An interesting fact is that they can run faster than any other known insect. A quote "Some species have been clocked at over five miles per hour, which may not seem blisteringly fast, but in terms of body size, this makes them almost ten times faster than Olympic sprinters. "
|Beautiful Tiger Beetle (Cicindela formosa) A Pair of Beautiful Tiger Beetles Mating|