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.
This page will be updated regularly, please let me know if you spot any mistakes.
View my complete Flickr photo set: Cicindelinae – Tiger Beetles.
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