Posts tagged “beetle

something cicindela related

for a blog named after tiger beetles it seems about time. This is Cicindela rufiventris, a common species found throughout the eastern US.

August 13 2006 318Taken using a  Nikon D70, 105mm macro lens, and ring flash.

Not my best image, but one of, if not my first good shots of a tiger beetle. Getting this image was tough – I had to slowly crawl along the ground, trying to get close enough to get a good shot while hoping not to scare away the beetle.


living up to the name

of the blog, that is, so here is an image of a common species, Cicindela rufiventris.

Cicindela sexguttata

This beauty is the common, but ever intriguing Cicindela sexguttata. This species is found mainly from April to July (1) on dirt trail and fallen logs throughout the eastern US.

 More photos at BugGuide