Cicindelinae Checklist: Tiger Beetles
Tiger beetles belong to the subfamily Cicindelinae. They are known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest insect on land is a tiger beetle which can run up to 125 body lengths per second. Because of their insane speed, it was suggested that they had to run in short sprints, with short breaks in between to visually re-orientate themselves.
All photos are of live subjects shot in the field, with the dorsal view selected where available. Click on individual photos for larger views and views from other angles. As specimens were not collected, identifications were done purely based on photographs and may not be 100% accurate.
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Class: Insecta Linnaeus, 1758
Order: Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758
Family: Carabidae Latreille, 1802
Subfamily: Cicindelinae Latreille, 1802
Tribe: Cicindelini Latreille, 1802
Singapore: Cicindela aurulenta Fabricius, 1801
West Malaysia: Cicindela sumatrensis Herbst, 1806
Singapore: Cylindera discreta (Schaum, 1863)
East Malaysia: Cylindera cf. versicolor (W.S.Macleay, 1825)
West Malaysia: Cylindera versicolor (W.S.Macleay, 1825)
Singapore: Cylindera sp.
East Malaysia: Cylindera sp.
West Malaysia: Cylindera (Leptinomera) plasoni (W. Horn, 1903)
Indonesia: Lophyra fuliginosa (Dejean, 1826)
Singapore: Therates dimidiatus Dejean, 1825
East Malaysia: Therates sp.
Tribe: Collyridini Brullé, 1834
Singapore: Neocollyris celebensis (Chaudoir, 1860)
Singapore: Tricondyla sp.
Singapore: Tricondyla sp.?
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