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Cicindelinae Checklist: Tiger Beetles

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10 May 2019

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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Class: Insecta Linnaeus, 1758

Order: Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758

Family: Carabidae Latreille, 1802

Subfamily: Cicindelinae Latreille, 1802

Tribe: Cicindelini Latreille, 1802

Tiger Beetle (Cicindelinae) - DSC_9247

Singapore: Cicindela aurulenta Fabricius, 1801

Beach Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sumatrensis) - DSC_3919

West Malaysia: Cicindela sumatrensis Herbst, 1806

Tiger Beetles (Cylindera discreta) - DSC_5208

Singapore: Cylindera discreta (Schaum, 1863)

Tiger beetle (Cylindera sp.) - DSC_5764

East Malaysia: Cylindera cf. versicolor (W.S.Macleay, 1825)

Tiger beetle (Cylindera versicolor) - DSC_2503

West Malaysia: Cylindera versicolor (W.S.Macleay, 1825)

Tiger Beetle (Cylindera sp.) - DSC_9497b

Singapore: Cylindera sp.

Tiger beetle (Cylindera sp.) - DSC_7374

East Malaysia: Cylindera sp.

Tiger beetle (Cylindera (Leptinomera) sp.) - DSC_2442

West Malaysia: Cylindera sp.

Tiger Beetle (Cicindelinae) - DSC_6320

Indonesia: Lophyra fuliginosa (Dejean, 1826)

Tiger beetle (Therates dimidiatus) - DSC_0410

Singapore: Therates dimidiatus Dejean, 1825

Tiger beetle (Therates sp.) - DSC_5202

East Malaysia: Therates sp.

Tribe: Collyridini Brullé, 1834

Tiger Beetle (Neocollyris sp.) - DSC_2381

Singapore: Neocollyris celebensis (Chaudoir, 1860)

Tiger Beetle (Tricondyla sp.) - DSC_5016

Singapore: Tricondyla sp.

Unidentified

Tiger Beetle (Cicindelinae) - DSC_8882

Singapore: Tricondyla sp.?

Tiger beetle (Cicindelinae) - DSC_1919

Peru: Unidentified

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