for a blog named after tiger beetles it seems about time. This is Cicindela rufiventris, a common species found throughout the eastern US.
Taken 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.
of the blog, that is, so here is an image of a common species, Cicindela rufiventris.