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Big Sand Tiger Beetle | by Lepphotos
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Big Sand Tiger Beetle

Cicindela formosa formosa

 

After getting hot and tired hiking in the Pineridge I got refreshed chasing about 10 of these tiger beetles around the sandy bank they called home. Interestingly after photographing several individuals over the span of 1/2 an hour I discovered they were all the same individual, the one with the missing left antenna. Apparently only one was tame enough to let me get close. Ha ha

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Taken on June 11, 2012